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Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—22 September 2016

Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—22 September 2016
Published on: 22 September 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—22 September 2016
  • In this issue:
  • Nuclear energy—Hinkley Point C
  • Unconventional oil and gas—Environmental groups seek to challenge consent
  • Energy and Climate Change Select Committee to be disbanded
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Climate change—UK to ratify Paris Agreement by end of 2016
  • Energy efficiency—WGBC announces new EEEM initiative to benefit homeowners
  • Nuclear safety—UK publishes Nuclear Safety compliance report
  • Ozone depleting substances (ODS) and F-gases—Use of ozone-harming chemicals drops in EU
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Environment team for the week ending 22 September. This week’s highlights include feature articles on the decision to approve Hinkley Point C, the judicial review application over the granting of planning permission to fracking operations in North Yorkshire, and the news that the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee is to be disbanded. It also includes news items relating to UK ratification of the Paris Agreement, the new European Energy Efficiency Mortgage (EEEM) initiative, flood risk criteria, publication of the UK Nuclear Safety compliance report , a reported drop in the use of ozone harming chemicals, integration of renewables, a consultation on changes to the Capacity Market Rules, transport emissions and competition in the residential water market. We also cover the case of Commission v UK relating to emissions from the Aberthaw Power Station in south Wales and relevant updates from other practice areas. We have published a new subtopic on Environmental Consultants and updated Practice Notes on waste carrier’s/broker’s registration, electricity market reform and air pollution. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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