ENDS Report Issue 377, June 2006
Policy should encourage industry to invest in infrastructure and raise awareness of water limits.
BSkyB offsets UK carbon emissions and gears up to target viewers.
- Industry demands action on climate change
- Lords report on water
- NAO report on RIAs
- Particle monitors 'inaccurate'
General Electric's revenues are up with clean technology investments.
- Eco-efficiency rating for firms
- EU transparency debate
- Sustainable banking awards
- Sustainability reporting for local authorities
- Investment funds rated
- Lloyds climate warning
- ‘Eco’ motor insurance
Energy & carbon
Local authorities are expected to require new developments to include micro-renewables.
- Fridges could store electricity
- EEA report on bioenergy
- Think tank reports on UK climate policy
- LibDem’s climate policies
- Scottish renewables funding
- International role for Morley
- Ineos to build biofuels plant
- Low-carbon vehicle support ends
Pollution & clean-up
The Environment Agency has trimmed ‘check monitoring’ of sites despite gaps in procedures.
- Scottish OPRA scores
- Study blames sewage for eutrophication
- Deca-BDE emissions initiative
- Atkins’ soil screening values
- Two enforcement notices
- Study finds Humber ‘not eutrophic’
A joint project is encouraging sustainable practices among automotive suppliers.
- US green computer standard
- Call for laws on product information
- Review of timber schemes
Waste & resources
Hazardous waste is being misclassified, inadequately treated and illegally sent to landfill.
- First ship recycling licence
- ELV recycling target missed
- Battle over waste oil
- Grundon’s treatment permit
- Shanks finds RDF buyer
- Waste export accreditation
- Premier expands MBT plant
- Belvedere incinerator move
- Waste consultancies merge
The process for agreeing waste disposal contracts must be speeded up.
The National Industrial Symbiosis Programme is making headway on waste.
The Danish town of Kalunborg is one of the best-known examples of industrial symbiosis. From the exchange of steam from its Asnaes power plant with surplus gases from its Statoil refinery in the 1970s, it has evolved into a synergistic network.
- Improving PFI contracts
- NISP: goals
Clearer leadership and priorities are needed to make public spending more sustainable, says task force.
- Penalties review consultation
- Industry questions WEEE allocation
- Northern Ireland water proposals
- Periodic review consultation
- Radioactive contaminated land regulations
- Packaging regulation change
- Waste planning guidance
- Ozone-depleting substances regulations
- Fixed penalty regulations
- Animal by-products rules
- RoHS regulations
- London waste targets
- Home energy certificates
- EIC on LAPPC review
- Minor PPC amendments
Parliament & Politics
Court decides that UK implementation of EU Directive is inadequate.
- Test case on land clean-up
- IPPC and sludge treatment
- Skip firm loses waste appeal
- Five water firms in court
- Yorkshire's unfit water fine
- £48,000 landfill fine
- Scottish renderer fined
- Latex pollution fine
- Biodiesel firm fined
- PCB-waste fine