Monthly Archives: September 2014

Environment Agency plans to increase Charges


The Environment Agency is consulting on significant changes to its regulatory charges from April 2015. If implemented, the new charges could have significant cost implications for current operators with a poor compliance record. Additionally, the Agency is planning to introduce additional one-off … Continue reading

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IAF Strategic plan 2015-2019 published


IAF Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019-001 The international body for Accreditation, the International Accreditation Forum *IAF) has published their strategic plan for 2015 onwards towards 2020. Readers will recall that accreditation by the National Accreditation Bodies (NABs), such as UKAS, ANAB, … Continue reading

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The Future of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme


In the six and half years between now and the next EU-ETS phase, the EEF have taken licence to think radically about what reform is required not just for the EU ETS, but the wider climate change policy framework it … Continue reading

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ChargePoint Mapping for London


One of the barriers to the take-up of electric vehicles is the lack of access to a network of rapid charge-points, which will enable fleets operating plug-in vehicles to maximise the use of their vehicles and encourage more fleets to … Continue reading

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ASA Adjudication on The Green Deal Finance Company Ltd


A compliant was raised by Crystal Home Improvements with the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) regarding a brochure, entitled “Green Deal Payment Plans The Facts”, which could be downloaded from the website http://www.tgdfc.org, promoted Green Deal loans. The complaint … Continue reading

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Green Hotel Guide Online


As an alternative to my earlier post on the EMAS Accommodation Factsheet for 2014 for a sustainable holiday, which provided a listing of accommodation for committed environmentalists concerned about their environmental footprint, a further online resource is provided by TripAdviser, the … Continue reading

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Environmental Data-Sets available from the Environment Agency


The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), is required to respond to legitimate request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (2000 c. 36) & the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (2004 No. 3391). However it is … Continue reading

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