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McDermott Will & Emery | United Kingdom | 30 Aug 2013

United Kingdom Government confirms change to sustainability criteria for biomass

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in the United Kingdom published its response to its "Consultation on proposals to enhance the

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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | Global | 10 Dec 2012

Doha the outcome

There has been much media coverage of the UN Climate Summit in Doha (COP 18) and the progress towards a global agreement in respect of greenhouse gas emissions reduction which has been termed “modest” by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (“DECC”).

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Sep 2012

DECC consults on changes to sustainability criteria and support levels for biomass under the Renewables Obligation

On 7 September 2012, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched a two-part consultation outlining proposals to improve the sustainability criteria (Part A of the consultation) and change the support levels for biomass plants (Part B of the consultation) under the Renewables Obligation (RO).

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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Mar 2012

CRC simplification consultation launched

On 27 March 2012 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published long awaited proposals to simplify the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), the mandatory UK-wide scheme in respect of carbon emissions.

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Nabarro LLP | United Kingdom | 26 Jul 2011

New energy efficiency requirements: are your properties up to standard?

Regulations may be introduced within the next four years to ensure rented properties, both commercial and domestic, meet minimum energy efficiency standards.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Jul 2011

The Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1): delivering the Government's low carbon transition plan

The approval version of the Overarching Energy NPS (EN-1) was laid before Parliament on 23 June 2011 following the conclusion of the second consultation on the revised draft in January 2011.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Jul 2011

The National Policy Statement on Renewable Energy Infrastructure (EN-3): cleaner and greener

The National Policy Statement on Renewable Energy Infrastructure (the Renewables NPS) is intended to provide guidance to developers seeking consent under the Planning Act 2008 to construct renewable energy infrastructure. In light of Government policies pointing to renewable energy as a key element in achieving targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 by 2020 and 80 by 2050, the Renewables NPS will play an important role in guiding the private sector's decisions regarding the development of, and investments in, new renewable energy infrastructure.

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Nabarro LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Jun 2011

DECC publishes guidance for UK participants in Kyoto protocol CDM and JI projects

DECC has issued useful new guidance for UK participants in Joint Implementation (JI) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects, under the Kyoto Protocol.

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Mintz | United Kingdom | 22 May 2011

Britain releases carbon budget

British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced May 17 that the government will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2027.

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BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 18 May 2011

Chris Huhne interprets interim Weightman report as green light for nuclear

This is entry number 242, published on 18 May 2011, of a blog on the Planning Act 2008 infrastructure planning and authorisation regime.

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