DEFRA on course to provoke infraction proceedings from the EC?

ClientEarth is lobbying the Commission to institute proceedings against the UK (in the guise of DEFRA) for failing to meet is air pollution level obligations. There is no room for complacency here – on 29 March 2012 the Commission successfully obtained a declaration against Sweden (Case C-607/10, 2012/C 151/14) concerning its breach of pollution prevention…

Deloitte: Mining Lifecycle Data for product environmental impact

This report by Deloitte demonstrates, amongst other things, how Life Cycle Assessment can be employed to identify the environmental impact of products across their planned operational life. Businesses are becoming increasingly aware that data generated incidentally to the pricing aspects of life cycle assessments can have other highly relevant applications; environmental impact is one of…

Neelie Kroes promotes Cloud Computing Strategy for EU

This was, perhaps, inevitable given the growing profile of this area of IT development and chimes with the launch of Cloud2 in the UK. She says: “Cloud Computing is one of the welcome developments sprouting from an ever-growing Internet. However, it also raises some issues for citizens and businesses. To take full advantage of the…