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Ministers admit pollution breach

 expert witness polutionThe government has admitted breaching European Union pollution legislation, during a High Court battle with environmental campaign group. Lawyers for Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman made the admission following action by ClientEarth.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 13:52

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UK Government could face legal action from European Commission over FiT cut

 

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The European Commission has confirmed that the UK could face legal action over its plans to more than halve subsidies for solar on December 12.

Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, submitted a Priority Question to the commission, who confirmed that legal proceedings will be taken if the current proposals significantly impact the UK’s progress toward the binding EU target on renewable energy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 14:06

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Pressure needed on carbon targets

 

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Climate change commitment

The Government must come up with new policies to drive the step change needed to cut carbon emissions, David Kennedy, the CEO of the Climate Change Committee [1] will tell members of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) this Thursday (December 1st).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:45

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Study shows significant reductions in CO2 emissions from ships from IMO measures

 

An IMO-commissioned study into the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping shows that implementation of the measures will lead to significant reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, specifically reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2), resulting from enhanced fuel efficiency.


The study found that, by 2020, an average of 151.5 million tonnes of annual CO2 reductions are estimated from the introduction of the measures, a figure that by 2030, will increase to an average of 330 million tonnes annually. CO2 reduction measures will result in a significant reduction in fuel consumption, leading to a significant saving in fuel costs to the shipping industry

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 10:50

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Environmental Scientifics Group appoints Director

Steve Lynas joins as Group HR Director

 Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services is pleased to announce that it has appointed Steve Lynas as Group HR Director.

Alex Sleeth, CEO says “we are delighted to welcome Steve to this new role. He is an experienced Director with a proven track record in leading HR functions within a number of market sectors, including the food and drinks industry. He also has an impressive reputation for his leadership and mentoring styles. At ESG, he will be responsible for both the HR & Payroll functions, ensuring that the HR Strategy is fully aligned with our business, as we continue to grow and develop our brand.”

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