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Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—8 December 2016

Published on: 08 December 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—8 December 2016
  • In this issue:
  • Green-checking the Treasury’s sustainable development commitments
  • International Civil Aviation Day—environmental impact issues
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Banking and finance transactions—Huge growth in green bonds and climate change risks increasing
  • Brexit—145 Members of Parliament sign the Greener UK Pledge
  • Climate change—English local plans pressure-tested for climate change
  • Electricity market reform—New rules for 2017 CFD allocation round
  • Energy efficiency of buildings—New EU database on energy performance of buildings
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Environment team for the week ending 8 December 2016. This week’s highlights includes feature articles relating to a recent Environmental Audit Committee report on sustainability in the Treasury and environmental impact issues affecting the civil aviation industry. We also include news items relating to environmental issues in banking and finance transactions, launch of the Greener UK pledge, performance of local plans in connection with climate change, new rules for the 2017 Contracts for Difference (CFD) allocation round, a new EU data base on energy performance of buildings, changes to the landfill tax definition, the European Commission’s conclusion that the Birds and Habitats Directives remain fit for purpose, establishment of an EU observatory for nanomaterials and a BEIS consultation on shaping the UK bioeconomy. We also include updates on responses to the consultation on Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) bands, publication of guidance for shale exploration and an invitation for funding bids, new certification for zero waste to landfill, a favourable response to the proposed Ofwat guidance on developer charging for new water and sewerage connections and a report finding drinking and bathing water is improving. In addition we cover relevant updates from other practice areas and include updates from our legislation and consultation trackers. We have also updated our suite of Practice Notes on REACH and Practice Notes on planning for climate change and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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