Notice is hereby given of the 4th Annual General Meeting of Environmental Protection Scotland, to be held: Date: Thursday 1st December 2016 Venue: The Teacher Room, The Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow. Time: 17.00-18.00
On 3/10/2016 a panel of experts met to discuss the impact of the EU referendum on the environment and climate change led by Professor Anne Glover. The panel will provide advice to the Scottish Government’s Standing Council on Europe, set up by the First Minister.
The Scottish Government announced it will not support underground coal gasification (UCG) developments in Scotland following the publication of an independent report that highlights serious environmental concerns. The report by Prof. Gemmell is available on the SG website. This follows a years moratorium on UGC put in place in October 2015 so that evidence could … [Continue Reading]
The Scottish Government have just published updated LAQM technical and policy guidance. The link to both documents links are: http://laqm.defra.gov.uk/documents/LAQM-TG16-April-16-v1.pdf http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/03/9717 EPS, on behalf of the Scottish Government, will be holding a training event on this for local authority officers very soon. Full details of this will be sent to members and posted on our … [Continue Reading]
“The City of Glasgow is demonstrating how embedding resilience in a city’s planning and policymaking agenda can create a thriving city in good times and bad, and yield dividends that will make a city stronger for years to come. In the coming months, Glasgow, like many other cities in the 100RC Network, will be unveiling … [Continue Reading]
Noise Win of the month January 2016 – Edinburgh City Council Edinburgh City Council has placed noise notices on glass recycling bins to inform the public where they can seek advice on any noise issues arising from their collection. The noise team at ECC can suggest altering the timing of collections and locations of the … [Continue Reading]
EPS has secured a first class panel of experts and speakers to discuss this emerging issue, drawing on the experiences of Glasgow and other European cities who are part of a network of 100RCs (resilient cities) supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and how these can be adapted for Scotland. Topics covered include: What does resilience … [Continue Reading]
A free one day technical seminar on air quality and biomass heat installations. Presented by industry leading experts, regulators and policy makers, this event will look in detail at the regulations for air quality in Scotland and the regulations for biomass, air emissions limits and RHI requirements for biomass installs. It will also look at … [Continue Reading]
Notice is hereby given of the 3rd Annual General Meeting of Environmental Protection Scotland, to be held: Date: Thursday 19th November 2015 Venue: The Hopkins Suite, Millennium Hotel, George Square, Glasgow. Time: 15.45-16.30 Please note, following the AGM will be an informal networking session, to which members are cordially invited attend. Members can also … [Continue Reading]
Although EPS has historically focused on air quality its remit covers all three environmental media, including water. Responsibility for water quality in Scotland primarily resides with SEPA, Scottish Water and the Drinking Water Quality Regulator. Land and water quality are closely linked and hence we have included this section on water under land quality As … [Continue Reading]
General information leaflets focusing on our our main policy areas: air quality, land quality and noise are now available online. The leaflets are intended to provide an overview of each subject, its policy context and relevant links to regulations.
The latest edition of this comprehensive guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation is now available to purchase in paper format. This edition includes details of UK and EU environmental and pollution control legislation in force at the end of April 2015, with summaries of draft Regulations and relevant consultations also published by the end … [Continue Reading]
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