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Energy spotlight: Wind

Energy spotlight: Wind

By , , and | 17 Sep 2019

The success of wind energy in the UK has led to rapid capacity growth, but also the withdrawal of government subsidies. Hugo Lidbetter considers how the winding down of state support has left the wind sector to consider new financing models and ways of attracting future investment.

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Energy spotlight: Coal

Energy spotlight: Coal

By , , , and | 02 Sep 2019

As coal's reign as one of the main energy generation sectors in the UK fades into memory, Hugo Lidbetter considers what the remaining life of coal-fired power in the UK will look like and how its phase-out is being managed by policy and private enterprise.

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SMRs and RABs – Acronyms that spell the future of new nuclear in the UK?

SMRs and RABs – Acronyms that spell the future of new nuclear in the UK?

By | 25 Jul 2019

The UK government recently published proposals for rebooting the country's idling nuclear industry – but is it all too little too late for what remains a divisive low-carbon energy option?

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The tangled mesh of Net Zero

The tangled mesh of Net Zero

By | 19 Jul 2019

The recent publication of policies and research in support of the UK government's aim to deliver zero emissions by 2050 reveal worrying gaps in the technology, infrastructure and attitudes needed to achieve this goal.

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Dig for legitimacy: The case for good ESG in mining

Dig for legitimacy: The case for good ESG in mining

By | 11 Jul 2019

Increasing scrutiny by stakeholders has driven major improvements in the mining industry's approach to environmental and social governance, but having good ESG largely remains a choice for most, for now. Jonathan Brooks, Head of Mining at Fieldfisher, considers how investor and activist pressure is shifting respect for sustainability and ethics from option to obligation.

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Build to Rent: Accessing the trend

Build to Rent: Accessing the trend

By , and | 24 Jun 2019

Surging growth in new-build schemes in the UK's private rental sector has seen investors flocking to participate in a buoyant new class of real estate assets. But changing landlord and tenant regulations, new tax rules and stricter construction specifications are increasingly determining the approach participants in this market need to adopt.

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Too big for their (natural justice) breaches

Too big for their (natural justice) breaches

By | 23 May 2019

As the Technology and Construction Court stands firm on enforcing the Adjudicator's decision in a recent UK construction dispute, Fieldfisher construction specialists, David Thorne, Samantha Thompson and Katie Bush, consider the implications for parties seeking to claim natural justice breaches.

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Mining codes and agreements: the impact on financing the sector

Mining codes and agreements: the impact on financing the sector

By | 02 Feb 2018

Although mining codes and the agreements between the host country and the extractive project operator that complement them do not contain provisions concerning the financial package for projects, they do include clauses that affect the financiers and their intervention capacity.

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Construction review: Goodbye to all that?

By | 03 Jan 2018

Topical issues for the UK construction industry