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The problem with Japanese Knotweed

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 25 2012

Japanese Knotweed was introduced to the United Kingdom from Japan in 1825 as an ornamental plant

The increasing impact of climate change issues on property

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 18 2009

At the Copenhagen climate change summit this week it has already been agreed that, as part of an EU package, the UK will contribute over £1. billion over the next three years to help developing countries cope with climate change

Flood risk management issues for developers and landowners

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2011

Recent news stories have highlighted that flooding events are becoming more and more common throughout the world and, whether or not you believe that to be down to climate change and global warming, flood risk management is becoming increasingly relevant

Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation an overview

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2013

This is the first in a series of briefings on the UK governmentʼs flagship energy efficiency programme, which summarises some of the current issues

Assessments of carbon and energy performance on the horizon - time to have your say

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2011

All owners of commercial buildings in Scotland need to be aware of the proposals, under section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, that will require owners to carry out an assessment of both the energy performance of their buildings, and the emission of greenhouse gases produced by those buildings or by activities carried on within them, and then to take steps to improve the energy performance of the building and reduce emissions

How lawful is an energy windfall tax?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 8 2008

Whilst the debate surrounding a possible 'windfall tax' on the profits of energy companies has concentrated on political and economic issues, would such a tax be lawful?

DECC's response to the consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 7 2010

On 27 August 2010 the Department of Energy & Climate Change ("DECC") published a response to the September 2009 consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime

New FOISA enforcement strategy announced

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2008

Three years have elapsed since the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs) came into force

UK IPO launches green patent database

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 22 2010

The 'green' database is intended to provide businesses with access to information on environmentally sound inventions thus supporting sustainable and responsible economic growth

Improving energy performance of existing commercial buildings to combat climate change

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2008

There is no doubt that climate change is having an ever-increasing impact on our world, and that all sections of the population have a role to play in protecting the environment for future generations