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Air quality - 2017

A series of legal and political developments have catalysed growing concern among the public towards the health risks of air pollution, especially in urban areas.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 30 March 2017 | Practice Area: Environment

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Telecommunications Code - time for an upgrade?

Given the significant advances in the telecoms industry over the last 30 years, the Government has set about reforming the Existing Code.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 29 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Trump’s proposed EPA budget cuts underscore the role of next generation enforcement

Proposal for dramatic reductions in EPA staff and budget could lead to uneven environmental enforcement as states, tribes and environmental groups fill the vacuum.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 28 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Changes to the UK nuclear liability regime

The Nuclear Installations (Liability For Damage) Order 2016 was made on 4 May 2016 and is expected to become law in early 2017. This report examines the implications.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

How directors can use sustainability to drive value

As investors focus on environmental, social and governance issues, boards that lead in these areas may reap significant benefits.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 March 2017 | Practice Area: Environment

“Final warning” on air pollution from the European Commission

On 15 February 2017, the European Commission sent final warnings to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom for failing to comply with the air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 March 2017 | Practice Area: Pollution of air, land and water

Re-evaluating the clean water rule: A long road ahead

This briefing reviews a Presidential executive order related to the Waters of the United States or "WOTUS" rule.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 07 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

2017 heralds new non-financial reporting requirements across Europe

​For many large companies across Europe, 2017 marks the introduction of new non-financial reporting requirements addressing issues such as human rights and corruption.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 28 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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The EU Winter Package

On 30 November 2016 the Commission published its so-called ‘Winter Package’ of eight proposals to facilitate the transition to a ‘clean energy economy’.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 23 February 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

Wind power overtakes coal in Europe

The EU is clearly seeking to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions by replacing fossil fuel plants with new forms of renewable energy in line with the Paris Agreement.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 23 February 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

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