ENDS Report Issue 311, December 2000

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Bulletin

  • NOx trading scheme

    An emissions trading scheme for power stations is being considered by the Environment Agency to control nitrogen oxides

  • First IPPC applications

    The first five applications for permits under the integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) regime have been received

  • Lead in drinking water

    Illegal use of lead solder in plumbing means that up to half of all new homes have excessive levels of lead in their water supply

Waste management

  • New row on incinerator ash

    The Environment Agency and a subsidiary of SITA are facing flak for allowing incinerator fly ash to be recycled into road building materials

Marketplace

  • Motorolla’s green phone

    A prototype mobile phone with dramatically improved energy efficiency, no brominated flame retardants and 100% recycled plastic has been developed by Motorolla

Policy

Parliament

  • Tories on Environment Agency

    A Conservative spokesman has threatened to cut the size of the Environment Agency, with measures including contracting out of services

UK policy

  • Scotland on renewables

    Scottish electricity suppliers will have to deliver only 5% of their electricity from renewables falling under the proposed obligation

EU policy

  • Scotland on renewables

    Scottish electricity suppliers will have to deliver only 5% of their electricity from renewables falling under the proposed obligation

Features

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