The following Energy practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Energy from waste (EfW) involves taking waste and turning it into a useable form of energy from a sustainable energy source. This includes electricity, heat, gas and transport fuels (eg diesel). This can be implemented in a range of methods of which incineration is the most well-known. Using waste as fuel can have important environmental benefits. It can provide a safe and cost-effective way of disposing of waste and help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. For more information on EfW, see Practice Notes: Biomass and Waste to Energy Projects, Waste to energy—technologies, Regulation of energy from waste and Energy from waste—consents.
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154 (the Regulations) require operators to obtain permits for some facilities and to register others as exempt. The Regulations consolidated and replaced the Environmental Protection (England and Wales) Regulations 2010, SI 2010/675. They provide for ongoing supervision by regulators. The aim of the permitting regime is to:
protect the environment so that statutory and government policy environmental targets and outcomes are achieved
ensure that the permitting procedure is clear and not unnecessarily burdensome for the regulator and the operators
encourage regulators to promote best practice in the operation of facilities
implement European legislation, including the Waste Incineration Directive and the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive
The regime applies
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Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
BREXIT: UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance on the impact of Brexit on e-money requirements, see Practice Note: Impact of Brexit: Payment services and electronic money directives—quick
An ad hoc arbitration is any arbitration in which the parties have not selected an institution to administer the arbitration. This offers parties flexibility as to the conduct of the arbitration, but less external support for the process. It can be quicker than institutional arbitration but not if
BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies,
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