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Energy White Paper
On 12 July 2011 the Government published its White Paper "Planning our electric future: a White Paper for secure, affordable and low-carbon energy" (the White Paper) as the formal Government response to the Electricity Market Reform consultation in December 2010.
15 Aug 2011
Macondo One Year On - Rules, Indemnities And Insurance
Reactions to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster continue to redefine regulatory, commercial, insurance and other arrangements in the shallow and deep water oil and gas industry, internationally.
27 Jun 2011
DECC Proposals to Protect FITs Scheme
On 18 March 2011, proposals to reduce the financial support available to larger scale solar electricity generation projects were published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), as part of plans to protect micro-generation financial support for homes, communities and small businesses.
5 Apr 2011
2011 Budget – Implications for the UK’s Energy Sector
On 23 March 2011 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons.
5 Apr 2011
Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill:Likely Impact On UK Regulation And Contractual Arrangements
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill resulted in a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling and implementation of new regulation in the USA. Consequential organic changes to UK regulations are unlikely but more importance on the interpretation of existing regulations through continued and improved technical guidance is evident combined with greater enforcement of existing regulations.
20 Oct 2010
Local Authorities – Renewable Energy Generation
The UK's commitment to achieving a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 may be raised to 30 per cent (driven in part by reduced energy consumption from the recession).
17 Aug 2010
UK Gas Storage - So What if the Government Doesn’t Build Strategic?
With declining indigenous swing gas production available, the UK is argued to be lagging in terms of gas storage capacity and hence security of supply. Query whether the proposed "demand management approach" to gas storage is the right solution for the UK and its aspirations for a liberalised European gas market
24 May 2010
Drilling Contracts: The Danger Of Not Reviewing The Standard Forms
A termination clause in a charterparty which, when invoked, had severe consequences for one of the parties, was not deemed by the court to be commercially absurd, and was accordingly upheld.
14 Apr 2010
Greenland–Hydrocarbon Licensing Opportunities
"Early entrants in frontier basins can become Basin Masters and offer shareholders transformational performance", or so said Dr Mike Watts of Cairn Energy recently in relation to Greenland.
15 Mar 2010
Oil Spills At Sea: What A Waste!
Liability for oil pollution damage is already extensively covered by international conventions.
18 Feb 2009
Natural Catastrophes On The Increase - Impact On Insurers And Reinsurers
In this article we identify some of the perhaps less obvious areas of exposure which have the potential to cause huge financial loss to the insurance industry, and, perhaps, the reinsurance industry if the predicted rise in frequency and severity of natural catastrophes does happen.
14 Nov 2007
Contaminated Land U-Turn
The House of Lords judgment in the eagerly anticipated "leapfrog" appeal in "R (on the application of National Grid Gas PLC) v Environment Agency" was handed down on 27 June 2007.
17 Oct 2007
Climate Change: Liability For The Past And The Future
The Stern Review (the Review) concluded that (i) carbon emissions have already pushed up global temperatures by half a degree Celsius; and (ii) if no action is taken on emissions, there is more than a 75 per cent chance of global temperatures rising between two and three degrees Celsius over the next 50 years and a more than 50 per cent chance of a rise by five degrees.
18 Jan 2007
BP Alaska Derivative Claim
The derivative action filed in October in the Alaska State Court against directors and officers of BP Plc and its US subsidiaries may develop into an important precedent. Although only in its infancy, the case raises significant issues for UK companies doing business in the US, notably in connection with the reforms in the new Companies Act.
4 Jan 2007
Climate Change: How Will Insurers Be Affected?
The Third Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2001) confirms the broad scientific consensus that climate change is already occurring and will continue. The balance of evidence suggests that the cause is the increasing concentration of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere resulting from the burning of fossil fuels.
20 Feb 2006
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