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Scottish renewables forum - CUSC amendment proposal
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 7 2007

Shepherd and Wedderburn has recently helped The Scottish Renewables Forum ("SRF") develop an amendment to the Connection and Use of System Code which is aimed at making significant changes to the queue for grid connections for renewables projects


Water companies: not public authorities under Environmental Information Regulations
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2011

The Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber), in Smartsource Drainage & Water Reports Limited ("Smartsource") v The Information Commissioner, has upheld the decision of the Information Commissioner ("IC") and found that privatised water and sewerage companies do not fall within the definition of public authorities for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ("the Regulations"


DECC's response to the consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Mandatory company reporting of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2012

Only a month after lodging a report with Parliament noting that ministers needed more time to decide the matter, the UK Government has announced that the UK will be the first country in the world to have mandatory GHG emissions reporting by companies


Unconventional oil and gas business rates in England
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2014

On 13 January 2014, the Government announced that councils in England can expect to receive millions of pounds in business rates from shale gas


Protective expenses order rules coming into force
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2013

Further to the Scottish Government's response in October 2012 to its consultation "Legal Challenges to Decisions by Public Authorities under the


Scottish Coal disclaimer: written decision from the Court of Session
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2013

We recently reported on the Court of Session's decision that a liquidator of a company being wound up in Scotland may abandon both heritable property


Assessments of carbon and energy performance on the horizon - time to have your say
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Is it time to take the “low carbon” initiative?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2012

As 2013 approaches we will begin to see an increased focus on a low carbon economy with the introduction of the Government’s Green Deal potentially changing fit-out requirements within private and commercially let property, and increased focus on low carbon cities seeing a public sector led, city-wide, carbon reduction programme and a potential move towards decentralised energy across the UK


Will the 2012 Olympics green credentials be medal winning?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

Perhaps if empty seats at venues reflect an attempt to cut carbon omissions that otherwise might have been created by spectators travelling to the Olympics!