edie feature articles on this day... for April 2015, 2014, 2011, 2006

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in April 2015, 2014, 2011, 2006

April 2015

Sustainable SMEs: small steps for big success

With their more nimble approach to business, SMEs can make good progress on sustainability

Andrew Shortis, managing director of the newfound Minimise Group, explains how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can emulate big-brand sustainability ambitions.

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Why solar needs a serious strategy from the new Government

The large-scale solar subsidy cuts were a mistake and could prevent it from competing with fossil fuels, Leonie Greene says

The treatment of non-domestic solar is illogical and leaves this star industry bewildered, writes Leonie Greene, head of external affairs at the Solar Trade Association (STA).

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Cross-sector collaboration and the global water crisis

The problem of water scarcity can only be solved if businesses, governments and NGOs collaborate

Diageo's head of water, environment and agriculture sustainability Michael Alexander explains how and why businesses must collaborate to address the critical issue of water scarcity.

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· How to achieve a truly circular economy

· The importance and benefits of corporate social responsibility

· Celebrating women in sustainability

· edie explains: Energy Performance Contracts

· Edie explains: Electricity Market Reform

· #Sustainability: Five ways social media is driving CSR

· edie energy management survey: in numbers

April 2014

Brand protection: engaging with suppliers for a more ethical supply chain

Jon Williams manages Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility at Achilles

While most businesses have an understanding of what's happening with their first-level suppliers, it can be much more difficult to gain the same amount of insight from further down the supply chain, says Jon Williams.

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All eyes on commercial waste

Commercial waste can be the Cinderella of the waste department

Why do so few councils closely scrutinise the budgetary performance of their commercial waste service? Eunomia's Peter Jones finds out why.

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Leading cultural change through senior leadership

There is a challenge of mobilising business leaders to engage on sustainability issues - both in the acknowledgement of its importance and the barriers to putting it into practice

Senior leadership is acknowledging that societal and environmental challenges are bigger than us all, says John F Brock

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· Green & Black's: setting the bar on ethical trading

· SC Johnson Q&A - mapping out renewable energy ambitions

· A constructive look at tackling building emissions

· Keep the lights on with tax reliefs

· Is sustainability getting too clever for its own good?

· Why water issues are now commercially important

· Big changes ahead: how the Water Bill can make businesses more sustainable

April 2011

Business leaders urge bolder approach to recovery

The CBI is calling on the Government to harness the growth potential of energy-from-waste by making it easier for the industry to adopt new technologies and build the necessary infrastructure

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Pilot reveals consumer attitudes to metal recycling

Norman Lett, project leader metalmatters

A pilot to increase metal recycling has shown that raising awareness can improve recycling rates by 12.9%.

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Terminodour: it’s low on energy, high on efficiency

Odour control could hardly be described as environmentally friendly. But, as Colin Froud explains, CSO Technik’s unique Terminodour system is benefiting water companies by reducing power consumption and overall carbon footprint.

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· Solar still FIT for domestic

· Waste company guilty of repeatedly flouting regulations

· Why Budget changes bode well for water infrastructure

· McDonald's UK energy manager talks to edie

· Protecting water quality in premises and mains

· Suspended prison sentence for waste offender

· Building in a better way for recovery

April 2006

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (April 06)

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see revisions to EU clean water rules with a new

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Hidden cost of renewables

The Government wants 10% of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2010. But any business that installs a renewable-energy system on its property faces increased rates. The British Retail Consoritum asks why As industry ponders the future of Britain's energy supply, political pressure is mou

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Why is renewable energy use penalised?

The Government wants 10% of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2010. But any business that installs a renewable-energy system on its property faces increased rates. The British Retail Consoritum asks why

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· A new type of capitalism

· No more dig and dump

· As new technology makes nuclear power plants much safer, could atomic energy have a bright future?

· Edie environmental case law summary April 06

· On Boro time

· The Environment Business Interview - Going the extra mile

· Potential Future Legal Actions