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A review of the Environment Agency's monitoring policy is proposing a major shift to self-monitoring by business - raising concerns over the regulator's credibility
Industrial energy could be cut by 20% by cost-effective action, according to an official report which is being used as the basis for negotiations on the climate change levy
The Environment Agency is planning new demands on industry to secure further quality improvements to the Tees estuary. Continuing and unexpected problems caused by ammonia discharges are putting the spotlight on British Steel, BASF and the fragmenting ICI operations.
A report for the Department of Trade and Industry suggests that companies should set targets to boost the use of recycled materials
Electronics giant NEC has developed an alternative to conventional, and controversial, flame retardants based on bromine
Proposals for radical reform of electricity trading arrangements could scupper the Government’s targets for renewable energy and combined heat and power
Long-awaited draft regulations set out the timetable for permitting thousands of existing installations under the IPPC Directive
The Government has confirmed plans to weaken the air quality objective for fine particles (PM10), despite strong opposition from local authorities and environmental groups. The draft air quality strategy also proposes some limited changes to make the raft of objectives for different pollutants less confusing. 1
A DETR report has recommended widespread curbs on the marketing and use of nonyl phenol and nonyl phenol ethoxylates
Environmental and food safety concerns led major retailers to open talks with environmental groups and PVC manufacturers on ways to reduce impacts associated with the plastic
Councils are looking at gasification and pyrolysis as alternatives to large incinerators - but the technologies are hampered by high costs and the lack of a UK demonstration facility
Conflicts between the US and EC over genetically modified food and electronic equipment recycling are expected amid a major new round of international trade negotiations
The Court of Appeal has ruled that if a waste company goes bust, the liquidator need not pick up the tab for any environmental liabilities
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