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1401, 2019

Clean Air Strategy 2019 – Issues for Environmental Business

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Staff posts|Tags: |0 Comments

National emission targets: National emission reduction commitments have been set for five pollutants: fine particulate matter (PM2.5) – 30% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 46% by 2030Ammonia (NH3) - 8% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 16% by 2030nitrogen oxides (NOx) - 55% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 73% by 2030sulphur dioxide (SO2) - 59% reduction on 2005

1401, 2019

EIC comments on Clean Air Strategy

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today the government launched its Clean Air Strategy, following a consultation last summer on a draft version. EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow commented Whatever course Brexit takes in the next few years, thousands of people will still be dying from air pollution.  It is welcome to see the Government recognising that we must do better, and starting to set targets

2011, 2018

Draft Agreement on the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU – Implications for Environmental Policy

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: Staff posts|0 Comments

DRAFT AGREEMENT ON UK’s WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EU – IMPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENT POLICY It remains unclear whether the draft withdrawal agreement published last week will be enacted.  If it does, the impact on UK environmental regulations are likely to be as follows:   March 29 2019 to Dec 31 2020 – Transition period   In the transition period all EU

2910, 2018

Budget 2018 – Issues for Environmental Business

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow commented on the Budget announcement of 29th October 2018: "The environmental content of the Budget was focused on plastics – its important that this issue does not suck up all the political airtime available for green issues.  That said, the proposal for a tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content, plus a

1910, 2018

Photo-catalytic treatments can help tackle air pollution, says EIC

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has today published a review of the latest research into the effectiveness of photo-catalytic treatments (PCTs) in reducing local air pollutants. The report, commissioned by EIC and carried out global top-ten university Imperial College London, analyses all published results of trials of PCTs and includes modelling analysis by Imperial and leading environmental consultancy Temple Group

1810, 2018

EIC calls for a Green Budget to boost Clean Growth

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

Please see here to read EIC's recommendations for the 2018 Budget, to better protect the environment and promote the growth of the green economy. To summarise our proposals: Environmental taxation should form a coherent framework which encourages businesses to act in a sustainable manner. There are numerous examples of the current environmental tax system creating perverse environmental incentives. A review