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Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—10 November 2016

Published on: 10 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—10 November 2016
  • In this issue:
  • How will Brexit affect UK energy and climate change policy?
  • COP17—placing accountability on the international trade agenda for endangered species
  • Renewables—Court of Appeal ruling in Infinis Energy Holdings Ltd
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Air pollution—'urgent' strategy needed to tackle UK air pollution published by IPPR
  • Air pollution—London Mayor presses for new air pollution measures
  • Banking and finance transactions—ICMA launches Green Bond Principles Resources Centre to enhance standardisation
  • Climate change—the Paris Agreement enters into force and COP22 kicks off
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Environment team for the week ending 10 November 2016. This week’s highlights includes feature articles relating to the effect of Brexit on UK energy and climate change policy, news from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) seventeenth Conference of the Parties, and analysis relating to the case of Infinis Energy Holdings Ltd v Her Majesty's Treasury and another, an appeal by the appellant company renewable energy generator following dismissal of its judicial review challenge to the withdrawal of the renewable source electricity exemption. We also include news items relating to air pollution, launch of the Green Bond Principles Resources Centre, entry into force of the Paris Agreement, the kick off of COP22 in Marrakech, impact of Brexit on the oil and gas industry, progress on the 2020 emissions target and a call for a further reduction in the 2030 emissions target. There are further news items relating to proposed changes to maritime legislation, developments relating to Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) and F-gases and nuclear energy, the issue of a set of policy papers relating to Contracts for Difference (CfD), announcement of a BREEAM review, an Ofwat consultation on the Wholesale Retail Code, proposed changes to water company licences and good news relating to bathing water quality in England. In addition we cover relevant updates from other practice areas and include updates from our legislation and consultation trackers. New content this week includes a Practice Note on water industry regulation and Ofwat. We have also updated three of our Practice Notes on trade effluent and our Practice Notes relating to the oil and gas UKCS licensing regime, CfD and the transition between the Renewables Obligation (RO) and CfD. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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