ENDS Report Issue 314, March 2001

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  • First IPPC permit issued

    Generator TXU's first IPPC permit pushes the company towards ISO 14001 and continuous environmental improvement

  • Bisphenol A under fire

    Risk assessments prepared by the UK have been rejected by other EC states which favour a more precautionary approach

  • Blair's green pledge

    The Prime Minister's second environmental speech left renewable energy trailing despite promises of a £100 million cash injection


  • B&Q's toxics policy

    The DIY retailer is engaging with its suppliers to identify a flexible way of making products "toxics safe" by 2005



  • Prescott's Kyoto fears

    The Deputy Prime Minister told MPs that US insistence on greenhouse gas emission targets for developing nations may scupper the global agreement

  • MPs attack waste strategy

    The Government's waste plans lack ambition and vision according to a report released by a Commons sub-committee

UK policy

  • Water resources assessment

    New reservior plans are given cautious approval in the Environment Agency's 25-year water resources plan

EU policy

  • Eco-design role for EMAS

    A draft EC Directive on the design of electrical and electronic equipment proposes a role for the EMAS environmental management scheme in demonstrating compliance


  • Budget round-up

    The Chancellor dropped plans for a pesticides tax, promised reform of the landfill tax credits scheme and confirmed cuts in duty for petrol and diesel

  • Anglian Water's footprint

    Anglian's search for corporate sustainability indicators has led it to consider ecological footprinting and environmental accounting

  • Regulating cryptosporidium

    A water industry conference considered the impact of onerous regulations introduced last year to control the waterborne stomach bug

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