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Warning to developers about potential extent of environmental liability
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 28 2010

In a previous edition we examined a case which considered the standard of care for developers developing brownfield sites


Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 part 1, an overview of the targets
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 8 2009

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 received Royal Assent on 4 August 2009


Sustainable seas for all
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 29 2008

The seas have influenced Scotland's economic past, and continue to shape its economic future


The problem with Japanese Knotweed
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2012

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


Smart metering: DECC consultations of August
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 16 2011

In August, the Department of Energy and Climate Change published further consultations on how it will approach roll-out of the smart metering programme


DEFRA consults on mandatory carbon reporting
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2011

Section 85 of the Climate Change Act 2008 requires the Government to introduce secondary legislation by 6 April 2012, which would require the directors' report of a company to include information about their company's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions


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


Changes to be made to EIA regulations to reflect court decisions
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2010

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (85337EC) requires that an assessment be made of certain developments on the local environment before consent for such developments is granted


National Park aims and assessment under habitats legislation
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2012

Campaigners have recently lost a legal challenge against the adoption of a local plan for the Cairngorms National Park


Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation an overview
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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