edie feature articles on this day... for December 2009, 2008, 2005, 2000

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in December 2009, 2008, 2005, 2000


December 2009

Construction slowdown hits contaminated land work

Contaminated land has been hard hit by the economic downturn but the future is looking strong for those who can ride out short term woes.

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European courts settle cross-border spat over siting of nuclear plant

Land owners in Austria have no legal recourse to stop the activity of a nuclear plant across the border in the Czech Republic.

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A world worth fighting for

Humans, says CIWEM executive director Nick Reeves, are not the point or purpose of the planet. We need to believe in a new way of living - and our goal should be a more equitable world

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· Environmental professionals flag up human cost of climate change

· Stepping up to the carbon challenge

· Sludge handling banished

· Consultants expect public sector contracts to outstrip private

· Go underground for recycling targets

· Cracking down with the mobile CCTV fleet

· Offers on table for Copenhagen likely to deliver 3.5°C rise



December 2008

B&Q's DIY approach to water conservation

Andy Francis, energy manager of B&Q, explains how its store-wide campaign to cut consumption of water is starting to have a positive effect on the bottom line

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Court throws out energy from waste complaint

The ECJ has thrown out a complaint lodged by the European Commission that Germany failed to fulfil its duties under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 85/337/EEC (as amended) by authorising the construction and operation of a wood gas firing heat and power plant planning to burn haz

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Italian firm loses ETS challenge

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has thrown out a legal challenge mounted by Buzzi Unicem SpA, an Italian producer of cement, concrete and natural aggregates, regarding a decision of the European Commission to modify Italy's national allocation plan (NAP) for the second phase of the EU emission t

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· Terex looks to grab a piece of the action

· Pump control innovation key to improving efficiencies

· Food-friendly breakthrough in race to sustainable fuels

· Right signals, wrong scale: missed opportunities in the Pre-Budget Report

· No-dig solution saves the day

· Why concrete is 'best for 2009'

· ECJ rules against pesticides firms



December 2005

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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Cash disposal

With the ever spiralling cost of waste disposal, finding real alternatives has become a top priority, as Tim Reed explains

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Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (December 2005)

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 a raft of new directives from the EU, the la

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· How to comply

· Recycling goes to market

· New responsibilities for PRNs

· Edie environmental case law summary December 2005

· Fridges throw spanner in WEEE works

· Wembley plans upheld: R (on the application of Wembley Field Ltd) v Brent London Borough Council

· Canal transport backed to transform waste handling



December 2000

Market leading sweeper manufacturer makes major investment in the future

Johnston has been investing heavily to maintain its leading position in world markets

UK manufacturer, Johnston Engineering, which lays claim to be the largest supplier of street cleansing equipment world-wide, has enjoyed a busy year, unveiling a string of initiatives to maintain its prized position as market leader. The latest shots in the Johnston locker include the acquisition o

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Street cleansing team makes clean sweep for Leicester's "environment city" image

Leicester's team of Schmidt Swingo compact sweepers maintains the city's clean image

The city council's Street Cleansing Division plays a key role in enhancing Leicester's slogan which greets visitors of "Environment City". A fleet of compact Swingo sweepers from Schmidt helps the city maintain its clean image

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GAMBICA launch VSD training

GAMBICA, the association for instrumentation, control and automation, is launching a training course on the vital role of variable speed drives (VSDs) in saving energy, as well as improving manufacturing process control and reducing maintenance costs.

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· Red ochre trapped in reed beds

· EMS from above?

· Ceramics avoid dioxin reformation

· Applied Sweepers moves into 'next generation'

· JCB focuses on growth market in waste and recycling sector

· VOCs: a market improvement

· Qualified environmental decision making