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10 July 2019 State aid – guidance on applying the market economy operator principle to district heating schemes

A recent commission decision regarding the reacquisition of the Hamburg District Heating Network (Decision) has given some useful insight in to ensuring that investment in to a district heating scheme by a public body is done in a way which is compliant with state aid principles, specifically the market economy operator principle (MEOP).

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The impact of Brexit on environmental law - hear from Richard Barlow

Brexit has brought with it a great deal of uncertainty for environmental law.

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Legal update

27 March 2019 Headline Brexit issues for the energy sector

In this update, we review various aspects of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and the Withdrawal Agreement which organisations in the energy sector should know about.

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21 November 2018 Local Government Association voices concerns on the inclusion of fracking projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project Regime

The Local Government Association (LGA) recently published its objection to the inclusion of major shale gas production projects in to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) Regime in response to the BEIS consultation.

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31 October 2018 A no-deal Brexit scenario: what is the effect on trading electricity?

This update provides the key points put forward by the government for those in the electricity sector when preparing for a no-deal Brexit; providing helpful guidance for those within the sector to prepare for a no-deal scenario and the potential issues that may arise.

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31 October 2018 A no-deal Brexit scenario: what is the effect on trading gas?

Our update aims to provide those in the gas market with the current position of the gas sector, a summary of the technical notes and highlights as to what those in the sector can do to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

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30 August 2018 The Brexit white paper: what are the energy implications?

As we head towards Brexit day, 29 March 2019, everyone’s eyes are on the government’s Brexit white paper titled the 'future relationship between the United kingdom and the European Union' for an indication of what is in store for us.

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4 June 2018 Brexit: will the lights go out? A review of the electricity interconnectors with the EU

With less than a year to go to 'Brexit day', Wednesday 29 March, many scaremongering tabloids have speculated that Brexit will bring blackouts as a result of the UK’s electricity interconnectors with the EU.

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1 June 2018 Suing big oil companies for their contribution to climate change

2018 has seen an onslaught of cities, states and celebrities in the United States attempting to sue big oil companies for climate change-related damages.

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23 April 2018 UK gas stability in light of the recent political unrest with Russia and the future for onshore fracking

Political commentators highlight that deteriorating political relations between Russia and the UK could have a negative future impact on the UK gas market, post-Brexit.

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