energy and waste
Freeths’ specialist Drinks, Hospitality and Leisure lawyers regularly advise the hospitality sector on legal challenges facing the industry and Freeths’ dedicated ESG & Sustainability teams regularly advise businesses on regulatory compliance and what they can do to be more sustainable in their day-to-day activities and implement their Sustainability policies. A recent report by consultancy Kearney […]
Bidders for public sector contracts who want to stay in the game must ensure they have robust Sustainability Plans. Last summer, the Cabinet published: Procurement Policy Note – Taking Account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts. This obliges all Central Government Departments, their Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies […]
The long awaited Government response to the Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging (EPR) has landed. By way of reminder, EPR will move the full cost of dealing with packaging waste from households away from local taxpayers and councils to the packaging producers (‘polluterpays), giving producers responsibility for the costs of their packaging throughout its life […]
Over 480,000 UK customers receive supplies from heat networks, and this is set to increase to 4 million by 2050, but the market is almost entirely unregulated. Unlike electricity and gas, anyone can build a network, be a supplier, tie customers into long-term contracts and charge what they can. However, in late December 2021, BEIS […]
Regular readers of our blog may recall our coverage of the Government’s Road to Zero strategy and our update on the electric vehicle (EV) charging consultation, which sought views on the proposed requirement to install EV charge points in new and existing buildings in England, and which closed on 7 October 2019. The Government has […]
On 20 July 2021, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ofgem launched a much-anticipated consultation (open until 28 September 2021) looking at proposals for a new expert, impartial Future System Operator (FSO) with responsibilities across the energy system. The FSO would be responsible for driving progress towards net zero, whilst maintaining […]
From 1 January 2021, in relation to imports and exports of waste, the UK will be treated by the EU in the same way as any other member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or any country party to the Basel convention. Prior to shipping waste to, or receiving a shipment of […]
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