Monthly Archives: August 2014

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme


A new scheme has been published by the United Kingdom’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to help private plug-in vehicle owners offset some of the upfront cost of the purchase and installation of a dedicated domestic recharging unit The … Continue reading

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EMAS Accommodation Factsheet for 2014 for a sustainable holiday


Committed environmentalists may be planning to go on a last-minute holiday but are concerned about their environmental footprint. Now, one possible solution is at hand. EMAS (the European Union’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) can help to identify the perfect accommodation, … Continue reading

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UK Consultation: The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) (Amendment) Regulations 2015


The United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued a consultation on the method of implementation of Directive 2013/56/EU (the latest version of the Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators Directive), for text not already … Continue reading

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ISO Water Footprint Standard Published


After a short development, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a water footprint standard to help businesses and other organizations measure their potential environmental impact of water use and pollution. The new International Standard, ISO 14046:2014 entitled Environmental … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Carbon Review: Towards a Low-Carbon Economy


Earlier this week, I attended the first of two Low Carbon Master Classes organised by Mott McDonald and hosted at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The first Master Class comprised presentations from Mark Enzer (Mott MacDonald Group Practice Manager for … Continue reading

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