Influencing regulation and policy

The environmental market is unusual in that it is heavily shaped by regulation and government policy. Much of this regulation is highly technical and subject to frequent change. Through EIC’s technical Working Groups, EIC members determine when and where regulatory changes are needed and then with EIC staff lobby to deliver these changes. Current Working Groups include:

  • Carbon management
  • Contaminated land
  • Environmental laboratories
  • Resource efficiency
  • Shale gas
  • Sustainable buildings & energy efficiency
  • Transport
  • Water
EIC has an excellent track record in delivering regulatory and policy change for its members.

Examples include:

  • Our lobbying and research on the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme was welcomed by
  • Parliament and Government and has helped ensure the survival of this Scheme.
  • We have been instrumental in the design and delivery of the Transport for London pollution control schemes and in the DfT national fund for bus retrofit – together these schemes have led to £140m being spent on pollution control.
  • In 2013, together with our member AECOM we won the Brownfield Briefing Award for Best
  • Lobbying Campaign on Land Remediation Relief. We were able to reverse the Treasury’s publicly-declared intention to abolish the relief, which would have cost the brownfield development industry £1bn in lost tax relief.
  • Our lobbying has persuaded Government of the need to smooth the water industry’s ‘boom and bust’ investment profile. Legislative changes will now require OFWAT to address this. This will help the water supply chain manage staff and resources, retain expertise (which can improve the planning for dealing with future extreme weather events) and keep costs down.
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Upcoming Events
June 14
EIC Contaminated Land Working Group Meeting Central London
14 Jun 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
June 14
EIC Environmental Labs Working Group Central London
14 Jun 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
June 20
Air Quality Working Group Meeting Central London
20 Jun 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM