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An explosion and fire at BP's Grangemouth complex were precipitated by fragmented and failing management, according to a Health and Safety Executive report
The proportion of the UK's top 250 firms reporting on their environmental performance has now breached the 50% barrier
The next round of water industry investment is taking shape, with companies calling for price rises averaging 30% and the environment agencies setting out their priorities
A study for the European Commission has outlined a possible strategic role for co-incineration facilities burning waste-derived fuels
A Government advisory committee on product policy has called for a new business-focused body to develop and deliver new sustainable consumption initiatives
Operators of 2,000 UK installations falling under the EU emissions trading scheme will need to apply for permits from 1 November, and DEFRA has just issued draft regulations
A proposed relaxation on the rules for burning biomass in coal-fired power stations is sparking concerns that other renewables will be undermined and coal burning promoted
DEFRA has outlines its latest plans for the landfill allowance trading scheme - and the method of allocating allowances has radically changed again
Responses from governments and the chemical industry have put the European Commission under pressure to reshape its proposed regime for chemicals
Hydro Polymers is working with consultants The Natural Step to improve the sustainability of its products - and moving ahead on recycling, energy and hazardous substances
Firms in the EU will soon be able to buy credits from the Clean Development Mechanism to meet their greenhouse gas targets - but debates continue to rage over the CDM's environmental integrity
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