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Archive for November, 2009

Let us help keep the lights on

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Caroline Pope, partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner:

The government has published six draft national policy statements (NPSs) for consultation.  They are the latest step in a detailed consultation on energy and, in particular, nuclear energy aimed at taking policy to the year 2030. (more…)

Copenhagen: the last chance saloon

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Gareth Stringer, associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner:

As I write this post, there are less than 33 days until the UN-sponsored Copenhagen climate change conference begins, where world leaders will meet to thrash out a successor to the Kyoto protocol. Gordon Brown recently described the conference as the last chance to set the course for a reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for the next 50 years:

“If we do not reach a deal this time, let us be in no doubt – once the damage from unchecked emissions is done, no retrospective global agreement in some future period can undo that.” (more…)