UK edges closer towards coal-free summers

The UK is on the brink of eradicating coal from its electricity mix during the summer months, with the fossil fuel accounting for a record-low 1% of power over June this year.

Energy | Fossil fuels | 16 August 2018

One in four UK firms see renewable energy as a ‘fad’

Over a quarter of UK businesses think renewable energy is just a passing trend, with the number rising to two-fifths within the financial services sector, a new survey has found.

15 August 2018

Tax havens driving deforestation and illegal fishing

More than two-thirds of investment linked to forest destruction in the Amazon between 2000 and 2011 came from companies based in countries where no tax is paid.

14 August 2018



Considering greenhouse gas emissions during screening

It can be unclear if significant effects are likely to result from the impact of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly when considering the full life-cycle of a development. In this article, Paul Stephenson explores the challenges of considering GHG emissions when making a request for a screening opinion.

7 August 2018

The 2017 EIA regulations – A marine consultant’s view

Jamie Oaten and Colin Scott examine the amended Environmental Impact Assessment Directive and how it relates to marine consultancy. 

7 August 2018

All bark, no bite: new environmental watchdog

It’s essential that any new environmental watchdog can genuinely hold the government to account after Brexit, writes Neil Howe.

2 July 2018


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Avoid appearing 'plastic' on sustainability

Awareness of the issues associated with plastic waste is at an all-time high. Those improving sustainability and environmental performance will never have a better opportunity to present their case 

29 March 2018

Case law: Appeal dismissed for wind farm

The secretary of state refused an application for a development consent order for the construction of a wind farm near a special protection area that supported breeding pairs of red kites.

28 March 2018

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New IEMA code of conduct approved

Thank you to all members who got involved in our Code of Professional Conduct consultation.

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Download IEMA's new report on environmental auditing

Following a programme of study carried out with members, IEMA has recently released its Future Challenges of Environmental Auditing report.

1 July 2018

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