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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


Improving energy performance of existing commercial buildings to combat climate change
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Tackling the issues of embodied energy in buildings
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2010

One of the main focuses in the construction industry in recent years has been the desire to create energy efficient buildings


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


Microgeneration - generating green income from your roofspace
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 31 2010

Microgeneration or fuel cell technology is one of the best renewable energy sources


Potential for increased liability for brownfield developers
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Protective expenses order rules coming into force
  • Shepherd and 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


Unconventional oil and gas business rates in England
  • Shepherd and 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


An issue-driven regulatory update for the UK water and wastewater supply chain
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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