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G7 climate commitments

17 Jun 2021
Leaders of the G7 nations descended on Cornwall over 11-13 June to discuss a uniform approach to meeting the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to "build back better". While responses to the pandemic were clearly high on the agenda, the G7 summit presented a pivotal opportunity to further develop a multilateral consensus on mobilising a green revolution which would protect the planet for future generations.

Recent case will fuel climate change litigation against companies

08 Jun 2021
'Remarkable', 'Landmark', 'A legal first' - just a flavour of the global news coverage of the recent ruling by the Netherlands court that Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) must reduce the CO2 emissions of the Shell group, its suppliers and its customers by net 45% (compared to 2019 levels), by the end of 2030, through the corporate policy of the Shell group.

Offshore wind targets: what might stop us hitting them?

07 Jun 2021
If everything goes smoothly, then the UK’s offshore wind industry should be well on track to hit the Government’s target of 40 Gigawatts (GW) of generation capacity by 2030 – but this is not an industry that’s accustomed to everything going smoothly. Chris Towner, Partner and renewable energy specialist at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, looks at what needs to be done to ensure targets are hit.

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage: Government plans gather pace

12 May 2021
In May 2021, the UK government issued a range of updates on its development of the UK carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) regime. With some tweaks to the previously-announced process, the government is pushing on with its selection of those industrial clusters that are the best prepared for CCUS networks in pursuit of its ambition to get at least two such clusters up and running by the mid-2020s.

Construction and the Scottish Elections

23 Apr 2021
The Scottish electorate is going to the polls again, to elect Members to the Scottish Parliament. As part of our re:build Britain series, we have reviewed the manifestos published by each of these political parties, and picked out some of the highlights on what they propose in respect of some key construction issues – namely green energy, infrastructure, and housebuilding.