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CCS: What's in Store?
Carbon Capture and Storage could develop to become the leading technology in the fight against climate change. The introduction of a licensing regime could lead to opportunities for many companies, including insurers.
UK
20 Dec 2010
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European Court of Justice Considers the ELD
On 9 March 2010, in Raffinerie Mediterranee (ERG) SpA v Ministero dello Sviluppo economico, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") gave its first judgments on the Environmental Liability Directive ("ELD").
UK
20 Dec 2010
3
Compulsory Financial Security for Environmental Liabilities
The late implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive has not prevented the European Commission from issuing a progress report.
UK
20 Dec 2010
4
Landmark Contaminated Land Case Finally Ends after Judicial Review
An important contaminated land appeal finally came to a conclusion in February 2010.
UK
13 Dec 2010
5
Litigation Costs and the Aarhus Convention
The cost associated with UK environmental litigation is a hot topic at the moment. A recent case has added to the debate.
UK
13 Dec 2010
6
Pollution Risk? A Likely Story!
A recent judgment looks at the meaning of "likely" in the context of environmental pollution.
UK
13 Dec 2010
7
Supreme Court Decides on Sewer Connection
In Barratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water), the connection of a large new housing development to the public sewer in circumstances where the public sewer lacked the necessary capacity was considered by the Supreme Court.
UK
13 Dec 2010
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Can Voluntary Compensation Reduce Criminal Fines?
The Court of Appeal has recently looked at principles of sentencing for environmental crimes in circumstances where the defendant has already made significant pledges of compensation.
UK
13 Dec 2010
9
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).
UK
17 Aug 2010
10
EU Emissions Trading Scheme - The Legal Challenge
On 27 May 2010, the High Court in London agreed to refer to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) a legal challenge on the lawfulness of the extension of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme ("EU ETS") to aviation.
UK
6 Jul 2010
11
Coalition Energy Policy - Possible Contradiction but Brimming with Opportunity
Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne is appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in the new coalition government, ahead of the energy-experienced Conservative shadow energy minister, Charles Hendry.
UK
14 May 2010
12
Energy Round-Up: UK Election Result, May 2010
Once the insecurity of uncertainty from a hung parliament abates, so the energy investment community will get back to the business of assessing the consistency of UK energy policy.
UK
7 May 2010
13
China update - New Regulations on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships in China
On 1 March 2010, the Regulations on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships ("the Regulations') (promulgated by the People's Republic of China (PRC) State Council on 9 September 2009) will come into effect.
China
14 Apr 2010
14
Environmental Torts And Pure Economic Loss
An environmental civil action has been struck out recently. The claimants had suffered loss but were unable to demonstrate any form of tangible physical damage.
UK
14 Dec 2009
15
Costs In Environmental Cases - Some Encouragement For Claimants
On 2 March 2009, in "Morgan and another v Hinton Organics (Wessex) Ltd", the Court of Appeal considered arguments in connection with the 1998 Aarhus Convention.
UK
10 Dec 2009
16
Human Rights Boost For Claimants
A recent appeal on some preliminary issues in the long running group action of "Dobson & Ors v Thames Water Utilities Ltd & Anr" addresses some important human rights issues.
UK
10 Dec 2009
17
Environmental Toxic Tort Actions Lurk In The UK
Whilst they still have some distance to go, claimants in an Erin Brockovich-style multi party toxic tort action based on remediation activities in Corby have overcome an important hurdle in their fight for compensation.
UK
10 Dec 2009
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The British ´Erin Brockovich´
A "toxic tort" action is a special type of personal injury claim in which the claimant alleges that exposure to a toxic substance has led to some form of harm or disease.
UK
10 Sep 2009
19
Aviation Joins The EU ETS - Now The Focus Is On What The Airlines Must Do
From 2012, all commercial airlines, community and non-community carriers alike, will be compelled to purchase and surrender carbon emissions allowances for their flights within the EU and for flights departing from or arriving at community airports.
UK
22 Apr 2009
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"Producer Responsibility" For Batteries Is Arriving In The UK
EC law has been introduced in recent years to tackle growing streams of waste, for example waste electrical and electronic equipment, end-of-life vehicles and packaging waste.
UK
18 Feb 2009
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