Day: 3 June 2005
Draft EU energy efficiency paper talks tough
Europe should aim to slash 20% off its 2005 energy consumption levels by 2020, according to a draft green paper on energy efficiency expected to be adopted by the European Commission next month. Achieving the reduction would cut energy consumption by 360m tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) and yield financial savings of €60bn per year, it says.
Edie environmental case law update (June 2005)
In this month's Semple Fraser and Edie News update of legal cases to impact the environmental industry sector in the UK, Europe and Internationally: Spain breaches multiple EU rulings on waste, water and wastewater; combustion plants ruling; contaminated land and much more.
Edie environmental legislation summary (June 2005)
In this month's Semple Fraser and Edie News round-up of new policies and recent changes to legislation that will impact the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally: First COP of POPs; Gothenburg protocol; WEEE; Health and Safety; water services; and packaging obligations.
R (on the application of Thames Water Utilities Ltd) v Bromley Magistrates Court
Questions surrounding the interpretation of EU law are to be referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) following a decision this week in the case of R (on the application of Thames Water Utilities Ltd) v Bromley Magistrates Court.
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