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Environment weekly highlights—11 July 2019

Environment weekly highlights—11 July 2019
Published on: 11 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—11 July 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • Parliament opens inquiry into government’s net zero emission strategy
  • Government could face litigation if legislated emissions targets are not met
  • New tax exemptions aim to boost numbers of electric taxis
  • Big Six pledge to replace fossil-fuelled vehicle fleet by 2030
  • New government investment for electric vehicle charging innovations
  • Brexit
  • Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Environment highlights includes analysis from James McCreath, barrister at Wilberforce Chambers of the case of Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v United Utilities Water Ltd, launch by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) of an inquiry into how the government will achieve the net zero emissions target by 2050, and the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published two reports, the 2019 progress report on meeting the UK’s emissions targets and on progress in preparing for climate change. In addition the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics has released a new report on global trends in climate change litigation, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released a consultation on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released a consultation on flood and coastal erosion and the European Commission has welcomed a call for feedback on the classification system (‘taxonomy’) for environmentally-sustainable economic activities. We also include the latest Brexit SIs and our new and updated content. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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