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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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RAB and go: Getting new nuclear underway

RAB and go: Getting new nuclear underway

By | 12 Sep 2019

As the high price of building more nuclear power capacity in the UK continues to be cited as one of the main reasons for not investing in this form of energy, Hugo Lidbetter evaluates UK government proposals for managing the cost.

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Energy spotlight: Gas

Energy spotlight: Gas

By , , and | 10 Sep 2019

As a fossil fuel, gas is less demonised than oil, however the UK has long-term ambitions to replace this form of power with lower-emission alternatives. Hugo Lidbetter examines the role of gas in the UK energy mix and considers some of the cleaner options available.

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Energy spotlight: Solar

Energy spotlight: Solar

By , , and | 05 Sep 2019

The sun has shone brightly on the development of solar energy in the UK, but as the industry matures, Hugo Lidbetter considers whether the sector has been a victim of its own success, and how it can continue to thrive.

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Energy spotlight: Networks

Energy spotlight: Networks

By , , and | 30 Aug 2019

In the wake of the shock caused by localised blackouts across the UK in August 2019, when thunder storms knocked out parts of the National Grid's electricity network, Hugo Lidbetter examines the various conventional and renewable components that make up the UK's electricity supply and considers what its future generation capacity and security will look like.

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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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10 Things you need to know about medicinal cannabis in the UK

10 Things you need to know about medicinal cannabis in the UK

By and | 17 Jul 2019

Regulations and attitudes to medicinal cannabis are shifting rapidly, with a raft of key decisions recently published and more in the pipeline. Here, we summarise some of the most important developments in the medicinal cannabis market and what these mean for businesses looking at this area.

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Employee ownership: A panacea or passing fad?

Employee ownership: A panacea or passing fad?

By , and | 20 Jun 2019

A recent acceleration in the number of companies adopting EO structures has widened the debate about the future of business ownership models in the UK. Neil Palmer, corporate partner at Fieldfisher, examines different perspectives on EO and what companies need to consider before implementing this business model.

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Intersolar Munich 2019: Doing solar deals in Europe

Intersolar Munich 2019: Doing solar deals in Europe

By , and | 17 May 2019

Fieldfisher's Intersolar Breakfast Vol. 5 was held in the firm's Munich office and led by corporate partner and energy specialist, Daniel Marhewka, Co-Head of Energy, Matthew Williams and regulatory partner, Lis Blunsdon.

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