Day: 12 March 1999
Arctic council launches initiative to phase-out Russian PCBs
Arctic Council countries have commenced an initiative to expedite the phase-out of the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Russian Federation and to further develop environmentally sound disposal practices in Russia, and especially in the Russian Arctic.
‘Climate change levy’ to encourage energy efficiency
The British Government will introduce a levy on the business use of energy, with offsetting cuts in employers' National Insurance contributions (NICs) and additional support for energy efficiency schemes and renewable sources of energy from April 2001.
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