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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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Reserve judgment: Arbitrating energy disputes in Africa

Reserve judgment: Arbitrating energy disputes in Africa

By | 30 Aug 2019

As African states seek to use national laws to protect their natural resources and increase revenue from their development, Fieldfisher dispute resolution partner, Simon Sloane, considers the difficulties facing energy companies seeking to protect their investments while respecting the transformational needs of host states.

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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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