Government facing legal action over failure to fight climate change – The Independent

‘The Government is facing legal action over its failure to come up with a plan to dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels in order to meet the UK’s international commitments in the fight against climate change.’

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The Independent, 28th January 2017

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UK Government has breached air pollution laws and failed to take enough action on emissions, High Court rules – The Independent

‘The High Court has ruled against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2016

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Brexit – what will happen to the UK’s environmental policy? – Cloisters

‘If the UK leaves the EU what will happen to the UK’s environmental policy? This is not, as outlined below, a purely academic question.’

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Cloisters, 7th April 2016

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Hacker jailed for bid to steal carbon credits from UN – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2013 in carbon dioxide emissions, computer crime, news, sentencing, United Nations by tracey

“A cyber-criminal nicknamed the ‘Black Dragon’, who masterminded an audacious
attempt to hack into the United Nations computer systems to steal £6.5m worth of
carbon credits, was jailed for three-and-a-half years yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2013

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Wind Farm Inquiries – A Practical Note – No.5 Chambers

Posted January 25th, 2012 in carbon dioxide emissions, energy, news, planning by sally

“Government policy, over succeeding years, has been moving in a more permissive direction. The present extant national policy is found in PPS 1, Planning and Climate Change: Supplement to PPS 1, PPS 22 and Planning for Renewable Energy: A Companion Guide to PPS22. Further, under the coalition government a fresh suite of policies extolling the benefits of wind farm development in appropriate locations. This includes ‘The Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development’, EN-1, EN-3 and the Renewable Energy Roadmap.”

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No.5 Chambers, 20th January 2012

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Solar subsidies cuts: UK government loses court appeal – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2012 in carbon dioxide emissions, energy, news by sally

“The government lost its appeal on Wednesday against a judge’s ruling that its cuts to solar power subsidies were illegal, suggesting thousands of homes and businesses will now be able to claim the higher payments.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2012

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Air Transport Association of America v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (International Air Transport Association and others, intervening – WLR Daily

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in aircraft, carbon dioxide emissions, EC law, law reports, news by tracey

Air Transport Association of America v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (International Air Transport Association and others, intervening); (Case C-366/10);  [2011] WLR (D)  386

“Certain principles and provisions of international law could be relied upon to assess the validity of Parliament and Council Directive 2008/101/EC amending Directive 2003/87/EC so as to include aviation activities in the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community. Examination of Directive 2008/101 in the light of those principles and provisions disclosed no factor affecting the Directive’s validity.”

WLR Daily, 21st December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

London Low Emission Zone for large vans and minibuses – BBC News

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in carbon dioxide emissions, London, news, road traffic by tracey

“Large vans and minibuses which are more than 10 years old are facing a new charge of £100 a day in Greater London, if they fail to meet pollution limits.”

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BBC News, 3rd January 2012

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Climate change: No right to know effect of new EU rules – UK Human Rights Blog

“The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (‘EIR’) did not require the Department of Energy and Climate Change (‘DECC’) to disclose information concerning the government’s analysis of the potential cost to the UK of strengthened climate change commitments by the EU, the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber, Information Rights) has held.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th November 2011

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Energy efficiency scheme will begin in a year as Energy Act comes into force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 19th, 2011 in carbon dioxide emissions, energy, legislation, news by sally

“The Energy Act has become law, putting in place a Government-backed scheme that will enable new energy efficiency measures in both domestic and commercial properties to be undertaken at no up-front cost. Costs will be paid over time through energy bills.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th October 2011

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Energy Act 2011 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 19th, 2011 in carbon dioxide emissions, energy, legislation by sally

Energy Act 2011 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

No VAT charged for carbon trades as Government widens anti-carousel fraud battle – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 3rd, 2009 in carbon dioxide emissions, EC law, emissions trading, fraud, news, VAT by sally

“Criminals have been using EU green schemes to commit VAT carousel fraud, the Government has said. It has put an end to the charging of VAT when carbon emissions are traded to stop the activity, it said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd August 2009

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UK bill to set carbon targets clears first hurdle – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in bills, carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, emissions trading, news by sally

“The UK government’s groundbreaking bill to combat climate change cleared its first hurdle in the House of Commons last night.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

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Bill signals legally-binding emissions targets – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2007 in carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, environmental protection, news by sally

“The Queen’s Speech includes a Climate Change Bill which would make the UK the first country in the world to introduce legally-binding targets for emissions cuts.”

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The Independent, 6th November 2007

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Government accused over emissions bill – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2007 in carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, environmental protection, news by sally

“Green groups and opposition politicians rounded on the government yesterday for not imposing tighter limits on carbon emissions in its amendment to the climate change bill – and claimed that airlines and shipping firms, two of the biggest polluters, had been let off the hook.”

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The Guardian, 30th October 2007

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