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New emissions data show that the UK’s CO2 emissions remained static for the sixth year running in 1998
An EC risk assessment of alkyl phenol ethoxylate surfactants is set to recommend wide-ranging controls - but manufacturers have denounced the work as a “witch hunt”
Incineration of PVC wastes has been linked to numerous breaches of emission limits for hydrogen chloride - facing operators with difficulties in meeting a proposed EC Directive
In a boost to the emerging “green electricity” market, two Government Departments have set targets to buy a proportion of their energy from renewable sources
Ambitious recycling and recovery targets and a proposed duty on businesses to segregate wastes for recycling feature in a draft waste strategy for Scotland issued in May
Government proposals to streamline the planning process could be used to push through unpopular projects such as incinerators or nuclear waste sites
The Government’s sustainable development strategy lacks new targets, and ducks the challenge of improving the UK’s resource efficiency
Major energy users are stepping up demands for substantial concessions from the proposed climate change levy - and emissions trading is back on the agenda
The Environment Agency has unveiled a much improved inventory of releases from sites under integrated pollution control - and plans to extend it to other activities
The Government has reviewed the regulatory and advisory framework for biotechnology - but is still struggling to get control of the debate over genetically modified crops
Nipa Laboratories has been ordered to pay unusually high costs of £120,000 in a water pollution case. But the Environment Agency was forced to drop a key prosecution charge
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