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4 August 2022 Rolls Royce SMR ambitions will bring Hinkley like benefits to regions

It’s great news that engineering giant Rolls-Royce has now shortlisted six possible locations for its first factory relating to small nuclear power stations. This is the first of three offsite assembly factories building key elements of the next generation small modular reactor power stations (SMRs). Construction will begin once Rolls-Royce receives the go ahead to build a fleet of SMRs in the UK.

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22 July 2022 Reaction: Landmark ruling sees government's net-zero strategy ruled 'unlawful'

Today the High Court has declared that the Government’s Net Zero Strategy is unlawful, as it doesn’t explain how the targets will be met. The decision follows similar decisions in other countries and reflects a growing willingness to consider and rule on climate-change-related claims in court.

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20 July 2022 Browne Jacobson advises AIM listed green hydrogen tech business on global electrolyser licence deal

Browne Jacobson’s specialist cleantech lawyers have advised AIM market listed Clean Power Hydrogen Group Limited (CPH2) on its global licence agreement with GHFG Ltd.

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19 July 2022 Significant intervention by Senedd Environmental Committee

A Senedd committee has made a significant intervention in relation to post-Brexit environmental protection arrangements in Wales.

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Legal update

13 July 2022 Conservation Covenants – what are they and how will they affect you?

Conservation Covenants come into force on 30 September 2022. We look at the impact on landowners, developers and responsible bodies.

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5 July 2022 Zeroing in

Shell shareholders have outlined their intention to bring a claim against Shell directors for failing to properly prepare the company for net zero.

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1 July 2022 Homes England partners with local authorities to boost the levelling up agenda

Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator, has partnered with two local authorities, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Association of South Essex Local Authorities, in a new Strategic Place Partnership (SPP) which is designed to align with the government’s levelling up agenda by delivering new homes in the regions.

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21 June 2022 Acclimatise! You can’t afford to cop out!

Climate change could result in local authorities seeing an increase in claims from the employees and the public. In this article, we share our top 10 tips for mitigating the risk of claims.

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Press release

16 June 2022 Trainees’ vs Partners: Law firm goes green for charity cycle challenge

Today, (Thursday 16 June) 18 trainee lawyers from Browne Jacobson began the second of three planned “going green” fundraising challenges which focus on driving positive change to the environment and will raise essential funds for the firm’s charity partners.

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15 June 2022 Hydrogen villages

First Hydrogen has identified 4 sites in the UK where it plans to locate large hydrogen refuelling stations for commercial vehicles. The sites will also accommodate on-site hydrogen production of between 20 and 40 MW (totalling 80 MW - 160 MW across all 4 locations) and will serve the urban areas of Greater Liverpool, Greater Manchester, London and the Thames Estuary. The plans form part of the Energy division’s strategy to develop green hydrogen production projects, initially in the UK and Canada.

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