Industrial Emissions News

  • Manufacturers want to keep EU environmental legislation post-Brexit

    Manufacturers want to see EU environmental legislation transposed to a post-Brexit Britain, but also recognise an opportunity to cut ‘red tape’ and explore a simpler, more UK-specific approach to green policy. The sheer scale of EU-led environmental legislation means full transposition is the only practical short-term option, according to the report Those are the key findings of a new ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • CEM 2016 focuses on industrial emissions

    CEM 2016, the international industrial emissions monitoring event, will run over three days in Lisbon from 18th to 20th May. Organiser Marcus Pattison says: “CEM 2016 is a technical event, providing an opportunity for experts to share knowledge and experience in order to further improve the accuracy, relevance and reliability of ...

  • Commission takes Slovenia back to Court for failure to issue industrial permit for a major cement factory and asks for fines

    The European Commission is referring Slovenia back to Court for its failure to license industrial installations that are operating without permits. Such permits should only be issued if a number of environmental criteria are met. In 2010 the Court ruled that Slovenia was failing in its obligation to ensure that all installations operate in line with ...

  • Semiconductor and aluminium industries underestimate greenhouse gas emissions

    Emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) tetrafluoromethane (TFM) and hexafluoroethane (HFE) reported by industry accounted for only around half actual levels measured in the atmosphere between 2002 and 2010, new research reveals. The semiconductor and aluminium production industries, the two main sources of these gases, have reported success in their voluntary efforts to control these emissions. ...

  • Environment: European Commission urges Italy to address severe pollution issues at Europe`s biggest steel plant

    The European Commission is taking further steps against Italy in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the ILVA steel plant in Taranto (hereafter "ILVA"), Europe's largest iron and steel works. Italy is failing to ensure that ILVA operates in conformity with EU legislation on ...

  • EPDM rubber roofing membranes

    Russetts Developments Ltd EPDM rubber roofing membrane can be used on every type of flat roof structure and on slopes with any pitch up to vertical. It is for all types of roofs and as an overlay to existing roof systems. EPDM rubber roofing is a synthetic membrane, which can be welded together to form a continuous waterproof sheet. EPDM waterproofing membrane maintains its outstanding properties ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Massive growth for air quality show

    AQE 2013, the air quality and emissions show, has been heralded a phenomenal success by organisers, exhibitors, speakers and visitors. With air pollution concern running high, this event could not have been better timed, and succeeded in attracting three times the number of registered visitors than the previous event in 2011. The health effects of air pollution including the number of premature ...

  • MCERTS 2011 will focus on new industrial emissions directive

    MCERTS 2011 is a specialist event dedicated to the legislation, standards, techniques and technologies associated with emissions monitoring and gas detection. This year's event will examine the implications of the new Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) which was published on 6th January 2011. Taking place at the Telford International Centre on 30th and 31st March, MCERTS 2011 will include a ...

  • EU adopts stricter rules on industrial emissions

    EU adopts stricter rules on industrial emissions New EU legislation adopted today will bring down industrial emissions from large combustion plants across the EU, bringing several environmental and health benefits to Europe's citizens, like an expected reduction in premature deaths of 13,000 per year. The stricter legislation on industrial emissions was proposed by the European Commission in ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Good on mercury and waste, bad on climate and enforcement: EEB assesses the Czech Presidency

    EEB has released its assessment of the Czech Presidency, which it has done for each presidency since 1998, based on the Ten Green Tests it put before the Czech government when it took over from the French on 1st January. EEB views the six-month Presidency as a convenient period over which progress on the EU’s environment-related policy and legislation can be measured. “The Czech Presidency was ...

  • Canada supreme court to decide limits to environmental class actions

    Lawyers for two environmental groups intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada last week, challenging a Quebec Court of Appeal decision that could impair the rights of citizens to launch class action lawsuits over environmental nuisances. Represented by pro bono counsel from the law firm Ecojustice and the firm of Lauzon Bélanger, the Quebec Environmental Law Centre and Friends of the Earth ...

  • EC takes steps to cut industrial emissions

    The European Commission has adopted new legislation on industrial emissions to strengthen the provisions already in force and reduce industrial emissions throughout the European Union. The proposal will bring significant health and environmental benefits and will create a better level playing field across the EU, reducing competition distortions between companies. It will also simplify current ...

  • Updated industrial emissions register reveals mixed results

    The EU’s internet-based public register of industrial emissions to air and water, the European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER), was today updated with the latest emissions data from some 12,000 industrial installations across Europe. These figures – for 2004 – can now be compared with those for 2001 for a number of ...

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