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The Renewables Obligation Scheme: How RO can you go?

The Renewables Obligation Scheme: How RO can you go?

By , , and | 19 Sep 2019

The RO has been a cornerstone of the UK government's renewable energy support policy. Hugo Lidbetter looks at the scheme in practice and considers how it has fostered the growth and maturation of British renewables.

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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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Charity Update - 10 September 2019

Charity Update - 10 September 2019

By and | 10 Sep 2019

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

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New Trends in the Administrative Measures Regarding the Human Genetic Resources: Interpretation (II) of the Administration Regulations on Human Genetic Resources of the People's Republic of China——Sampling and Preservation.

New Trends in the Administrative Measures Regarding the Human Genetic Resources: Interpretation (II) of the Administration Regulations on Human Genetic Resources of the People's Republic of China——Sampling and Preservation.

By | 10 Sep 2019

In the first article, I have made a general introduction of the Regulations from five aspects, i.e. the definition of human genetic resources, the scope of supervision, the authorities, the restriction of foreign investment and overall principles. In the coming articles, I will elaborate more on the specific contents from each procedure, such as the sampling and preservation in this article. National and industrial standards will be mentioned also. This article is the second one in the series.

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Sustainability in fashion: An affordable luxury?

Sustainability in fashion: An affordable luxury?

By | 06 Sep 2019

Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world after oil and its impact is magnified by relentless encouragement of acquisitive consumers by brands to purchase often short-lived garments. James Corlett, brand development specialist at Fieldfisher, considers how with the right approach, fashion can be (more) sustainable.

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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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Payments Briefing

By | 03 Sep 2019

While 14 September 2019 has for some time been set as the implementation date for SCA, it is now clear that the deadline is not immovable. In the latest twist in the SCA story, a string of regulators across Europe have announced extensions of this timeframe, leading to an increasingly varied position across the member states and the potential for confusion among merchants and consumers.

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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.