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Record fine for "cover-up" of Teflon’s dangers, but chemicals giant does not admit liability.
David Cameron steps up bid for environmental high-ground with attack on “big business”
The Global Reporting Initiative is consulting on how to become more user-friendly, consistent and relevant
The big six UK electricity generators have seen profits rise by at least £800 million per year as a result of the EU emissions trading scheme, according to a report for the Department of Trade and Industry.1 The report also sets out the potential impact of the ETS on emissions, fuel mix and security of supply to 2020.
The IPPC regime has become a battleground for glass firms and councils over emission limits and upgrade deadlines. A new glassworks in Yorkshire has not been required to fit abatement, while Pilkington claims particulate emissions from its works are not harmful.
Construction multinational Amec has joined forces with Envirowise and the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) to improve resource use and waste management throughout its supply chain. The company hopes the project - initially involving 150 key clients - will produce significant cost savings.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme has hit out at the draft Code for Sustainable Homes as a "missed opportunity" for not including a target for using recycled materials. Glasgow City Council has become the first local authority to set such a target for major construction projects.
The IPPC regime looks set to clean up hazardous waste treatment operations, bringing major changes to the market.
The EU's new thematic strategies on waste and resources are under fire for lacking ambition and targets.
Policymakers face a challenging interplay between pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.
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