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Draft rules to allow companies under climate change levy agreements to take part in the emissions trading scheme will not ensure sufficiently robust emissions data, say verifiers
Serious water pollution incidents increased by 50% in 2001, according to the Environment Agency's annual "spotlight" on business environmental performance
Taxpayers will have to find £8 million to clean up two landfill sites near Peterborough which are leaking pesticides into an important drinking water aquifer
Plans detailing how almost 900 landfill sites will meet the requirements of the EU landfill Directive have been submitted on time, the Environment Agency reports
The value of renewables obligation certificates is likely to rise in the coming years as Government targets are missed, according to a new market indicator
Scotland has become the first part of the UK to introduce legislation to implement the EU water framework Directive -giving a taster of the radical changes in store
A new White Paper on company law proposes new environmental responsibilities for directors, but stops short of requiring mandatory environmental reporting
The Government has dropped proposals to abolish planning inquiries for major projects - but still intends to scrap county structure plans and remove other planning controls
Governments are resisting pressure to take on new commitments at the Johannesburg summit on sustainable development - leaving business initiatives to take centre stage
Oil giant ExxonMobil is coming under growing pressure from campaigners and institutional investors over its dismissive stance on climate change and renewable energy
As the Government's review of waste policy reconsiders variable charging for household waste, Friends of the Earth claims that recycling rates of 60% or more can be achieved
Thames Water has been fined £60,000 under waste legislation over a series of sewage flooding incidents in Surrey
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