ENDS Report Issue 295, August 1999

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Bulletin

  • Agency's credibility threatened by monitoring shake-up

    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

  • CHP key to unexpectedly large industrial CO2 savings, says ETSU

    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

  • Agency monitoring shake-up

    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.

Waste management

  • Recycling targets in business

    A report for the Department of Trade and Industry suggests that companies should set targets to boost the use of recycled materials

Marketplace

  • “Green” flame retardant

    Electronics giant NEC has developed an alternative to conventional, and controversial, flame retardants based on bromine

Policy

UK policy

  • Threat to renewables, CHP

    Proposals for radical reform of electricity trading arrangements could scupper the Government’s targets for renewable energy and combined heat and power

  • Draft IPPC regulations

    Long-awaited draft regulations set out the timetable for permitting thousands of existing installations under the IPPC Directive

  • Draft air quality strategy

    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

EU policy

  • Proposed curbs on NPEs

    A DETR report has recommended widespread curbs on the marketing and use of nonyl phenol and nonyl phenol ethoxylates

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