Council forced to pay £12k to man who lives in tent because he is ‘allergic’ to electricity – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 7th, 2017 in electricity, housing, local government, news, social services, Wales by tracey

‘A council has been ordered to pay £12,000 to a man who lives in a tent because he claims he is allergic to electricity.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Information law: when something is “on” an environmental measure – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in electricity, environmental protection, freedom of information, news by tracey

‘Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy v. Information Commissioner and Henney [2017] EWCA Civ 844. As many will know, there are two different systems of freedom of information, the first and better known, the Freedom for Information Act 2000, and the second, the Environmental Information Regulations 2009. From the perspective of the inquirer (Mr Henney, here), the EIRs are the more favourable, and it was the differences between the systems which gave rise to this long-running dispute to do with energy Smart Meters.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th June 2017

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Don’t mention the bigger picture – Panopticon

‘The definition of ‘environmental information’ is notoriously wide. Notorious too is the difficulty of applying it and the lack of binding authority on how to go about the task.’

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Panopticon, 29th June 2017

Source: panopticonblog.com

Saving the Environment: The Prospect of Electric Aircraft – 4 KBW

Posted May 15th, 2017 in aircraft, airlines, electricity, energy, environmental protection, news by sally

‘The electric car, once only the domain of eccentric Sci-Fi movies, has now well and truly found its way into everyday consumer life. So, what’s next for the world of fuel innovation? Will we really be able to power commercial flights using just electric fuel, as we now can cars?’

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4 KBW, 12th May 2017

Source: www.4kbw.net

Regina (Drax Power Ltd and another) v HM Treasury and another – WLR Daily

Regina (Drax Power Ltd and another) v HM Treasury and another [2016] EWCA Civ 1030

‘The claimants who were renewable source electricity generators brought proceedings for judicial review challenging the decision of the Government, announced in the Budget statement on 8 July 2015 and to take effect on 1 August 2015, to remove the exemption for renewable source electricity (“RSE”) from the Climate Change Levy (“CCL”), an environmental tax levied on electricity, gas, solid fuels and liquefied petroleum gas supplied to business and the public sector. Use by domestic consumers was excluded from the CCL. Article 15 of Council Directive 2003/96/EC permitted member states to apply exemptions or reductions in tax to electricity of renewable origin, and article 3 of the Parliament and Council Directive 2009/28/EC obliged them to ensure by 2020 at least 15% of all energy came from renewable sources. The removal of the exemption was provided in section 49 of the Finance (No 2) Act 2015, amending paragraph 19 of Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000. The judge dismissed the claimants’ claim for judicial review, holding that (1) the exemption fell within the scope of European Union law; (2) the claimants had failed to establish an express or inferred assurance that the Government had promoted a legitimate expectation not to withdraw the RSE exemption, that there was no basis for the contention that there had to be a two-year time limit for any withdrawal and that a prudent and circumspect operator should not have inferred that the exemption would not be removed without such a time limit; and (3) on the evidence the exemption’s removal had been justified in the public interest and, notwithstanding its evident harm to the claimants’ private interests and right to property in the form of concluded contracts to supply companies, came within the appropriate margin of discretion.’

WLR Daily, 21st October 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Court of Appeal quashes permission for hydro-electric station on Thames – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2016 in electricity, judicial review, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A council must pay a local hotel owner £55,000 in costs after losing a judicial review over construction of a hydro-electric station.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Sentencing for theft offences – consultation launched on sentencing guidelines – Sentencing Council

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in consultations, electricity, press releases, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a 12-week consultation on its proposed guidelines for judges and magistrates to use when sentencing people for theft offences.’

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Sentencing Council, 3rd April 2014

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Antitrust and Regulatory Risks in the Energy Sector – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Posted March 6th, 2012 in competition, EC law, electricity, energy, news, regulations by sally

“A review of EU action over time in creating a competitive, internal market in gas and electricity.”

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, 25th January 2012

Source: www.39essex.com

Morrison Sports Ltd and others v Scottish Power UK plc – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2010 in electricity, law reports, negligence, Supreme Court, vicarious liability by sally

Morrison Sports Ltd and others v Scottish Power UK plc [2010] UKSC 37; [2010] WLR (D) 202

“A person who suffered loss as a result of a breach of statutory duty did not have a private right of action for damages when there was statutory provision for other forms of enforcement of the duty on behalf of the public.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

‘Theft of 0.003p’ case is dropped – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2009 in electricity, news, theft by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped a case against a filmmaker from west London who was accused of stealing 0.003 pence worth of electricity.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk