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TitleConvention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy (Paris Convention) Parties16 parties Revisions1963 Convention Supplementary to the Paris...

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TitleConvention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (Vienna Convention) Parties38 parties Revisions1997 Protocol (see Practice Note: 1997 Protocol to the 1963 Vienna...

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TitleConvention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) Parties156 parties Revisions2005 Amendment (entered into force 8 May 2015) LocationVienna, Austria...

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Snapshot of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Title Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treat (CTBT) Parties183 signed. 162 ratified Signatories Adopted10 September...

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Snapshot of the 1997 Protocol to Amend the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage TitleProtocol to Amend the Vienna Convention on Civil liability for...

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TitleProtocol to Amend the 1963 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Parties13 parties Adopted12 September 1997 Came into force4 October 2003...

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TitleDirective 2018/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) (RED...

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TitleClean Energy Package Entry into Forcen/a Transposition Deadlinen/a Amendmentsn/a Implementing legislation in England and Walesn/a SubjectEnergy efficiency; renewable...

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The aim of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is to provide long-term price stabilisation to low carbon plant and to enable investment to come forward at lower...

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Electricity market reform (EMR) The EMR programme was developed by the government to promote investment in secure forms of capacity and affordable low carbon energy...

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Electricity market reform and contracts for difference The Electricity Market Reform (EMR) programme was developed by government to make changes to the Great Britain...

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Snapshot on the 1986 Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency Title1986 Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear...

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Snapshot of Convention on Nuclear Safety 1994 TitleConvention on Nuclear Safety Parties85 LocationVienna Adopted17 June 1994 Came into force24 October 1996 SubjectSafety...

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Introduction This Practice Note forms part of our suite of detailed guidance on the main terms of the standard form Contracts for Difference (CfDs) contracts issued to...

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Introduction This Practice Note forms part of our suite of detailed guidance on the main terms of the standard form Contracts for Difference (CfD) contracts, issued to...

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How are contracts for difference (CfD) and the renewables obligation (RO) connected? The renewables obligation (RO) is intended to support investment in renewable...

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Background At the time the Energy Act 2013 came into force, and to an extent to this day, the UK faced real and serious challenges in relation to its electricity...

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The Energy Act 2016 (EnA 2016) received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016 (see Table A below for details) Background to EnA 2016 In June 2013, the former Secretary of State for...

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1 What is Euratom? The Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (‘the Euratom Treaty’) was signed in 1957 by six founding States (Belgium, France,...

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Radioactive substance regulations The principal legislation governing the keeping, use, accumulation and disposal of radioactive substances (including radiation sources...

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Introduction Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) are a support payment for electricity generated from low-carbon sources. They consist of guaranteed payments for a fixed period of...

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Key legislation, licences and guidance Legislation:The key legislation that underpins the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme is the: Feed-in Tariffs Order 2012 (FiT 2012), SI...

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The Feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme was introduced in April 2010 and is the government’s main policy measure to encourage the deployment of small-scale low-carbon electricity...

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Key primary resources on closure of the FiT Resource and dateLink Government consultation (19 July 2018) on the future for new small scale renewables after the FiT closes...

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What is fracking? Shale gas extraction or hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the process whereby water and chemicals are pumped into shale rock at high pressure to...

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Prior to the Infrastructure Act 2015 (InA 2015) receiving Royal Assent, the initial indications were that the government would not allow hydraulic fracturing activities...

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