INEOS Upstream Ltd & Ors v Persons Unknown [2017] EWHC 2945 (Ch) – Falcon Chambers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in demonstrations, energy, environmental protection, fracking, injunctions, news by sally

‘Acting for the UK’s largest holder of licences for onshore shale gas exploration, and a number of private individuals, Janet Bignell QC and Gavin Bennison have successfully obtained the long-term continuation of interim injunctions restraining a wide range of unlawful conduct by protestors opposed to hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’). The injunctions were initially obtained on an ex parte basis in July 2017, and continuation was secured with only minor modification at an opposed hearing on 12 September 2017. At a three-day hearing in November 2017 before Morgan J which attracted considerable media interest, the claimants resisted applications to discharge the injunctions brought by two well-known “anti-fracking” campaigners.’

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Falcon Chambers, December 2017

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in climate change, energy, environmental protection, news, regulations, roads, transport by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update William Upton, Nicholas Ostrowski, Frances Lawson and Mark Davies consider the failure of Highways England’s plan for a Kent Lorry Park, the recent publication of the Environment Agency’s Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance, revisions to the EU ETS and the Powering Past Coal Alliance, and the new Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017.’

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Six Pump Court, 20th November 2017

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Little Plumpton fracking households to share £100,000 – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2017 in compensation, energy, fracking, news by tracey

‘Residents living near a fracking site in Lancashire are to receive up to £2,000 each as part of a shale gas exploration payment from Cuadrilla.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2017

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Judicial review appeal fails in UK diverted profits tax case – OUT-LAW.com

‘Oil and gas distributing company Glencore Energy’s application for judicial review of the issue of a diverted profits tax (DPT) charging notice by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been rejected for a second time.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd November 2017

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Ofgem to tear up the rule book on energy customer contact – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2017 in consumer protection, energy, news, regulations by tracey

‘The energy industry’s regulator is planning to tear up the rule book governing how suppliers must communicate with their customers in a radical shift away from the prescriptive dictats of the past.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2017

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Supreme Court rules on contractor’s liability for design – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 4th, 2017 in construction industry, contracts, energy, guarantees, news by sally

‘A warranty provided by construction company MT Hojgaard (MTH) that the underlying works would have a service life of 20 years took precedence over conflicting terms in the contract, including adherence to industry standards, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd August 2017

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CMA plans to be ‘single port of call’ for regulated businesses seeking leniency from cartel prosecutions and fines – OUT-LAW.com

‘Businesses operating in the financial services, energy or telecoms sectors are to be encouraged to report their involvement in cartels directly to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) under proposals put forward by the regulator.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd July 2017

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Judge catches ‘disability discrimination’ couple speeding on their mobility scooters – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 30th, 2017 in disability discrimination, disabled persons, energy, news, warrants by sally

‘A sharp-eyed judge rumbled a couple who claimed they were victims of disability benefit when he caught them speeding on their mobility scooters during a court break.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2017

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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

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Fracking activists in Lancashire lose high court bid to stop drilling – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2017 in energy, environmental protection, fracking, news, planning by sally

‘Lancashire residents fighting to block a fracking site have said they are “truly dismayed” after losing a high court legal challenge.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2017

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Government given 21 days to explain climate change failures or face legal action – The Independent

Posted April 12th, 2017 in budgets, climate change, delay, energy, government departments, news, pollution by sally

‘Environmental lawyers at campaign group ClientEarth set deadline amid concern over repeated delays to publication of Government’s key plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.’

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The Independent, 11th April 2017

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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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High Court rules fracking can go ahead in North Yorkshire – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in energy, environmental protection, fracking, news, planning by sally

‘Anti-fracking campaigners have lost their legal challenge to a decision to allow fracking to take place in North Yorkshire.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

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Appeal judge dismisses challenge to removal of climate change levy exemption – OUT-LAW.com

‘A legal challenge to the government’s decision to end the climate change levy (CCL) exemption for renewable source electricity with only 24 days’ notice has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th October 2016

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Subsidy withdrawal from renewable energy entirely lawful – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In July 2015 the government announced that it was removing a subsidy for renewable energy. Its decision in fact was to take away the exemption that renewable source electricity enjoyed from a tax known as the climate change levy. We have covered previous episodes in the renewables saga on the UKHRB in various posts.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th October 2016

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UK advertising watchdog admits it was wrong to ban Greenpeace fracking advert – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2016 in advertising, complaints, energy, environmental protection, fracking, media, news by tracey

‘The UK’s advertising watchdog has admitted it made the wrong decision when it banned a Greenpeace advert last year which claimed fracking would not cut energy bills.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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Campaigners begin judicial review of North Yorkshire fracking project – OUT-LAW.com

‘A coalition of campaigning groups led by Friends of the Earth has filed an application for judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s recent decision to grant planning permission to a shale gas fracking project.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th July 2016

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Supreme Court rejects Wiltshire resident’s appeal against solar farm – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 15th, 2016 in appeals, energy, news, planning, Supreme Court, time limits by tracey

‘An appeal against the grant of planning permission to a solar farm in Wiltshire “does not raise an arguable point of law of general public importance”, and may not be appealed to the Supreme Court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2016

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Activists seek judicial review of Yorkshire fracking decision – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2016 in energy, environmental protection, fracking, news, planning by sally

‘Anti-fracking campaigners have applied for judicial review of a council’s decision to allow use of the gas extraction technique in North Yorkshire.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2016

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High Court: community benefits from wind farm ‘did not serve planning purpose’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 15th, 2016 in energy, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A local planning authority in England was not entitled to take into account the fact that a portion of the profits from a new wind turbine would be donated to local good causes when deciding whether to grant planning permission, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th June 2016

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