The Draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013 (Draft Regulations) were published by Defra for consultation on 25 July 2012.
A discussion on the Government's proposals for the coastal projects and investments.
Contrary to controversy surrounding shale gas exploration in European countries, Mr Osborne announced the introduction of a new tax regime designed to promote investment into the industry.
Over recent years, the waste and recycling industry has developed the unenviable reputation as being one of the most dangerous sectors for both employees and members of the public.
Last year, Defra announced that of its 255 environmental regulations, 132 will be improved, mainly through simplification or consolidation; 70 will be kept as they are, to uphold important environmental protections; and 53 obsolete regulations will be removed.
Businesses are being urged to back the Environment Agency’s crackdown on waste crime as a major new report reveals a three fold increase in prosecutions.
A new enforcement mechanism, previously under consultation and now contained within the Crime and Courts Bill 2012-2013, is designed to give companies more confidence to admit their part in crime without opening themselves up to criminal prosecutions.
The Government has announced plans to scrap or simplify a range of environmental regulations in an effort to free businesses from red tape whilst also targeting enforcement towards high-risk industries.
One of the country's largest egg producers has been fined £65,000 for 13 separate breaches of environmental permitting legislation.
On 12 November 2012, the EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedergaard announced that the Commission planned to "stop the clock" and suspend application of the EU Emissions Trading Aviation Directive 2008/1001 as regards flights to and from third countries on both EU and non-EU airlines.
Large scale infrastructure projects in the UK and around the world are under increasingly close scrutiny from campaigning NGOs and ethical investment indices.
The European Commission has published a draft Decision and ‘Questions and Answers’ ("Q&As"), elaborating on its proposal to ‘stop the clock’ on the international aviation elements of the EU Emissions Trading System ("EU ETS") while the ICAO attempts to broker a global settlement.
Contrary to expectation within the business community, the Chancellor has announced in his Autumn Statement that the CRC has been granted a reprieve.
After some significant delay and indecision by the Government, it has now been determined that quoted companies must from 2013 report on a mandatory basis on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of the directors’ report.
In 2008 the UK became one of the first countries in the world to pass legislation aimed at cutting carbon emissions and managing climate change.
The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) is consulting on a draft National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations (NCP).
In June 2012 we reported on Government plans for mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for UK quoted companies from April 2013.
As we have previously reported, Defra (the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has been considering whether companies should be measuring and annually reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: there was a significant consultation last year and Defra was supposed to have come to a firm conclusion on the point by 6 April 2012.
On 20 June 2012, the UK Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Nick Clegg, announced at the Rio +20 Summit that all companies listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange will be required to report their annual levels of greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions from the start of April 2013.
On 20 June 2012 the Deputy Prime Minister announced plans for mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange.