edie feature articles on this day... for December 2006, 2005, 2002, 1997

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in December 2006, 2005, 2002, 1997


December 2006

Luxembourg lax on adopting water laws

Luxembourg has failed to adequately transpose the Water Framework Directive, according to the ECJ.

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Overlooking the obvious

Rainwater harvesting can drastically cut water demand - yet it is being grossly underestimated, writes Chris Williams.

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Belgium rapped by Brussels

Belgium has failed to adopt laws on environmental impact assessments which should have been written into its statue books over two years ago.

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· How Barnet is winning the war on fly-tipping

· No impact assessment for waste plant lands Italy in hot water

· The rise and rise of UV disinfection

· Environmental Case Law Summary, December 06

· Electrification plan for Cuban irrigation

· Komatsu helps boost capacity for compost

· Get your motor running



December 2005

Germany not doing enough to protect conservation areas: Case C-98/03, Commission v Germany

The Advocate General delivered his opinion in the case of Commission v Germany on 24 November 2005. The case was brought against the Federal Republic of Germany back in February 2003, concerning alleged breaches of the Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EC).

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UK wins battle over emissions allowance: Case T-178/05, UK v Commission

Britain won the right to up its emissions allowances in its new National Allocation Plan.

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Recycling goes to market

Making more trips to the bottle or can bank will not turn the UK into a true recycling nation - the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) looks at the market for waste.

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· Packaging optimisation is no quick fix

· Life savings

· Euromec serves retail & localautority market sectors

· Maintaining water quality in the distribution network

· Going for gold

· Getting connected

· Turning the tide



December 2002

So, what do you do?

Environmental consultant Georgina Spiro describes her duties as an environmental manager for one of the world’s largest rail transport equipment, manufacturing and servicing companies, Bombardier Transportation.

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Climbing the ladder

Environmental Consultant Charles Haine describes his career route to becoming General Manager for consultancy firm Posford Haskoning Environment Gulf, based in Bahrain.

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Developers and planners: Delivering waste mamagement facilities through the planning system

With increasing demands on the planning system from Waste Strategy 2000, planning authorities are being asked to make finely balanced judgements on complex decisions against a backdrop of ever increasing public scrutiny. Alan Potter, Technical Director of the Waste and Resources Management Gr

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· Engaging SME’s in Environmental Projects

· Stand out from the Crowd!

· Financial incentives to encourage recycling within the community



December 1997

Resource recovery: the burning issue

Scientists, engineers and economists have long pondered the issues of using waste to produce energy, but mainly in a municipal context. In the first of our seven-part series, Robin Holder, Tal Golesworthy and Peter Davies of consultants Environmental Development Technology, explore the potential

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