- Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—16 March 2017
- In this issue:
- The modern industrial strategy—what does it mean for delivering affordable energy and clean growth?
- What does Brexit mean for fisheries in the UK?
- Headlines (News updates & analysis)
- Air pollution—Mayor warns on air quality post-Brexit
- Banking and finance transactions—World Bank issues bonds to advance Sustainable Development Goals
- Environmental offences—Recent fines for waste offences
- Environmental sanctions and prosecutions—Europol and Wildlife Justice Commission sign expertise-sharing agreement
- EU environmental law—European Parliament adopts proposals to tackle waste
- Renewable energy—Ofgem’s renewables obligation scheme closure
- Renewable energy—Contracts for Difference second round allocation framework published
- Transport emissions—Planned multi-nation action following VW emissions fraud welcomed
- Transport emissions—Mayor of London launches low emission bus zone
- Water permits and exemptions—Government approach to groundwater protection published
- Water quality and management—EU funds to improve bathing waters in Wales and Ireland
- Relevant updates from other practice areas
- New and updated on Lexis®PSL Environment
- Related weekly highlights
- Updated Precedent
- Useful information
Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Environment team for the week ending 16 March 2017. This week’s edition of highlights includes feature articles on what the modern industrial strategy means for delivering affordable energy and clean growth and what Brexit means for fisheries in the UK. We also include news items relating to concerns about air quality post-Brexit, issue by the World Bank of bonds to advance Sustainable Development Goals, recent fines for waste offences, an expertise-sharing agreement entered into by Europol and Wildlife Justice Commission, support for legislation to transition towards a circular economy, and issue by Ofgem of guidance on its administration of the closure of the Renewables Obligation (RO) to new capacity. We also include items on publication of the second round allocation framework for Contracts for Difference (CfD), issue of development consent for the North London Heat and Power Project, coordinated European action following Volkswagen’s (VW) diesel emissions fraud, launch of a low emission bus zone in Putney High Street, publication by the government of its proposed approach to groundwater protection and EU funding to improve bathing waters in Wales and Ireland. In addition we cover relevant updates from other practice areas and include updates from our consultation and legislation trackers. In addition we have updated our precedent, EHS warranties—asset purchase agreement—buyer’s version.
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