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Potential for increased liability for brownfield developers

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 27 2009

Brownfield development is not always a popular option for property developers, largely due to the costs of clearing contamination, yet it remains a significant part of government planning policy to reclaim brownfield land for development, including for new homes

Energy performance certificates

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 3 2008

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are being introduced throughout the UK in implementation of the European Directive 200291EC

Flooding insurance at risk?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 29 2010

In July 2008 we commented on the growing problem that flooding presents to the insurance market and outlined how the Government were proposing to tackle the issue in England and Wales following the major floods of 2007

An issue-driven regulatory update for the UK water and wastewater supply chain

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 12 2012

On 8 December 2011, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published its long-awaited “Water for Life” White Paper

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

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