ENDS Report Issue 394, November 2007
Transport still stuck on the
Will ministers agree a negotiating mandate for a new international climate deal?
Aviation and shipping excluded from carbon target for now.
- Eurostar offset plans
- Agency on carbon price
FDA commits to green targets but lack of data and firm goals in some areas undermines initiative.
- BT's wind plans
- Reckitt Benckiser's carbon pledge
- DuPont fined for land contamination
- Shell found guilty by ASA
Energy & carbon
Business Department expected to ensure support for energy-from-waste under the Renewables Obligation.
- 80% carbon cut ‘feasible’
- UK’s first hydrogen grid
- CHP target to be missed
- Eon’s tidal proposal
- Governments cooperate on emissions trading
- Offshore wind farm approved
- £20m for low-carbon vans
Pollution & clean-up
Difficulties sourcing material sets back soil treatment cluster project.
- Market report
- Citizens’ jury on air quality
- IPPC hits farming sector
- Coryton refinery fire
- Walker housing estate
- Cornish mine site contaminated
- DfT on Heathrow noise
Paint industry to work with government to cut consumer waste.
- ‘Sustainable’ palm oil probed
- Green procurement advice
- First EPEAT gold rating
- GM rice to cost $1bn
- Tesco trials water transport
- Sainsbury’s eco-labels
Waste & resources
Latest data shows little improvement in scrap yards’ compliance with ELV regulations.
- WRAP tackles mixed plastics
- Pretreatment rules ineffective
- UK Oils’ licence revoked
- Able UK finally gets planning
- Municipal waste grows
Incineration of municipal waste could double to 20% by 2015 as councils strive to avoid disposal via landfill.
Manufacturers need to assess product safety before regulation comes into force.
Will Europe's attempt to lead on climate change encourage carbon-intensive industries to quit the continent?
- Councils considering incineration
- What is nanotechnology?
- Nano products on shelves
Government-commissioned report recommends renewable heat obligation.
- UK transport strategy
- CO2-based congestion charge
- Wales’s 70% recycling target
- Bathing water quality consultation
- Ofwat on PR09 review
- Hazwaste rules clarified
- Household waste incentives
- POPs regulations issued
- Protocol for vegetable oil
- RTFO administrator set up
- Responses on tax and brownfield development
- Change to Scottish EIA rules
- Hosepipe ban rules to change
- Ofgem sustainability report
- REACH legal challenge
Parliament & Politics
Business needs to play a bigger role in pressuring governments to tackle climate change.
- Agency grilled on flooding
- Inquiry into pre-budget report
- Report on reducing landfill
- Government carbon reporting
- Waste collection inquiry responses
- Marine science agency recommended
Tensions arise between member states and the European Commission over criminal offences.
- Lords sewage PPC ruling
- BP fined $62m
- Large fines for small firms
- Water company fines
- More King’s Cliffe fines
- Boots fined for effluent leak
- Another fine for Imerys
- Animal carcass fine
- Biffa odour fine
- Illegal export fine
- Moy Park fined £6,000
- Biodiesel fine