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    11/06/2024
    Alemania

    Specification of the European publication obligations for data centres

    European Commission specifies the publication obligations for data centre operators - what operators can expect now and in future.Last year we reported on the new German Energy Efficiency Act (EnEfG) ("Energy Efficiency Act") Under the Energy Efficiency Act, data centre operators are required to publish certain information on energy consumption, the proportion of renewable energies in electricity consumption, energy efficiency, etc. and to report it to a national database.The European Commission has expanded the reporting obligations in the Energy Efficiency DirectiveThe European Commission has...
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    11/06/2024
    Polonia

    Poland to create regulatory environment for development of hydrogen market

    GB PL
    In May 2024, the Polish government published the legislative package known as the ‘Hydrogen Constitution’, a milestone in achieving the goals of Poland’s hydrogen strategy. The draft lays the foundations for the development of the green hydrogen market for achieving climate neutrality and strengthening the competitiveness of the Polish economy.Background, genesis and scope of the changesAlthough Poland is currently one of the leading hydrogen producers in the EU, this production primarily relies on grey hydrogen, which is produced through reforming natural gas or other hydrocarbons...
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    05/06/2024
    United Kingdom

    Third time lucky? UK government’s emissions reduction plan ruled unlawful again

    The High Court of Justice in England and Wales has once again struck down the UK government's plan to achieve the carbon budgets for the periods from 2023 to 2037 as unlawful. This marks the second time in less than 2 years that the High Court has determined the plans for achieving legally binding emissions reduction targets to be critically flawed and not in accordance with the 2008 Climate Change Act (CCA).Following a successful challenge to a previous plan, campaign groups challenged a revised “Carbon Budget Delivery Plan” (CBDP), arguing it still failed to properly account for and...
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    05/06/2024
    England and Wales

    Court scales back HS2 protest injunction as project partially abandoned

    The High Court has recently extended, in time if not geographical spread, an injunction order to protect the HS2 project from unlawful interference by anti-HS2 activists and other trespassers.  The decision is significant in two respects: (i) it addresses the question of how claims of this type ought to address changing circumstances; and (ii) it considers the question of whether these kinds of proceedings ought to continue on an ‘interim’ basis, or ought to be brought to a final determination.The order, which covers all HS2 land for phase 1 of the project, was first granted in...
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    20/05/2024
    England and Wales

    The FCA’s an­ti-gree­n­wa­shi­ng rule and guidance: what are the litigation risks for firms?

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published its finalised guidance on the anti-greenwashing rule, which will come into force on 31 May 2024. The anti-greenwashing rule, in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Sourcebook, requires all FCA authorised firms to ensure that any reference to the sustainability characteristics of a product or service is:consistent with the sustainability characteristics of the product or service, andfair, clear and not misleading. The guidance is intended to help firms understand and comply with the rule, by setting out the FCA’s...
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    13/05/2024

    Registrering av nyckelbiotoper – inte överklagbart

    I tidigare artiklar har vi redogjort för den kontroversiella frågan om huruvida Skogsstyrelsens registrering av nyckelbiotoper utgör överklagbara förvaltningsbeslut eller inte. I grunden låg två domar från Kammarrätten i Göteborg där domstolen kommit fram till helt olika slutsatser beträffande frågan om överklagbarheten av registreringen av nyckelbiotoper. Domarna överklagades till Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen som dock inte meddelade prövningstillstånd. Däremot beslutade Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen...
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