ENDS Report Issue 294, July 1999

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  • Agency battle in IPC case

    The protracted legal battle between the Environment Agency and Petrus Oils has taken a new twist - putting on hold the Agency’s attempt to close the site

  • Semiconductor sector target

    A target to reduce emissions of the powerful greenhouse gases, perfluorocarbons, has been agreed by semiconductor makers

Waste management

  • Landfill gas improvements

    Retrofitting landfill sites with comprehensive gas controls would bring a significant reduction in the sector’s global warming impact, according to Government research


  • Green electricity mark

    The Energy Saving Trust has launched its Future Energy accreditation scheme to support marketing of renewable electricity

  • Philips picks paper packaging

    Electronics giant Philips is switching from plastic to cardboard for all its disposable packaging as part of a drive on “eco-design”



  • Royal Assent for pollution Bill

    The Pollution Prevention and Control Act, which gained Royal Assent in July, includes clauses to bail the Agency out of its fiasco involving expired waste licences

  • MPs seek landfill tax hikes

    A House of Commons report has made the case for a three-fold increase in landfill tax to £30 per tonne to stimulate recycling

UK policy

  • £8.5 billion water investment

    Water industry regulator Ofwat has accommodated an £8.5 billion environmental investment programme in the industry’s next five-year plan - alongside cuts in consumers’ bills

  • New EMAS challenge

    Businesses are set to face more demands than expected under the revised EC eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS)


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