Monthly Archives: "May, 2018"

Clean Air Strategy Consultation: Will Proposed Measures Reduce the Current £20bn Health Costs?
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DEFRA, the UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment,  has launched a consultation on its draft long-term Clean Air Strategy outlining the steps it plans to take to address emissions from a range of sources. The strategy outlines ambitions to make the UK’s air healthier to breathe, to protect nature and boost the economy. This includes proposals to tackle air pollution from domestic solid fuels, agriculture, non-road mobile machinery, aviation and shipping. The consultation will inform the final...

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Energy Efficient Scotland: Consultation on Long Term Emissions Reduction in Buildings
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On 2nd May 2018 the Scottish Government released its latest publication ‘The Energy Efficient Scotland: Route Map’. The 20-year plan outlines the vision of Scotland being energy efficient and ensuring that all homes and buildings are warmer, greener and more efficient by 2040. The Scottish Climate Change Plan, published in February 2018, sets out the policies and proposals that will keep Scotland on course to achieve the 2050 target of cutting total greenhouse gas emissions by 80%. To achieve...

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What will you do for Clean Air Day 2018?
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Clean Air Day 2018 is on 21st June giving sustainability professionals the opportunity to bring the issue of air pollution to the attention of their workplaces. Air pollution affects all of us at work, home and on our travels. The pollutants in the air we breathe cause heart and lung diseases, shortens the life of around 29,000 people every year and costs the NHS around £20bn. Whilst it has become commonplace to employers to focus on climate change and the...

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CRC Phase 3 – Delay Registration As Scheme Due to Close
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Current legislation requires compliance from qualifying organisations for Phase 3 of CRC by the end of January 2019. Despite the planned scrapping of the scheme, organisations that used 6 GWh of qualifying electricity from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 will qualify for Phase 3 and are required to fully participate. In the 2016 Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced that the UK Government has decided to close the CRC from the end of the current Phase (Phase 2), and...

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