Development consent granted for the Sizewell C Project

After more than a decade working on the Sizewell C Project, we are delighted to report that on Wednesday 20 July 2022 the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy granted development consent for the Sizewell C Project. Before delving into the examination and decision, some quick facts: The Sizewell C power station, … Read more

Monthly NSIP Newsletter – June 2022

The HSF June 2022 Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Newsletter is now available, our regular newsletter highlighting what we consider to be the most interesting and topical events from last month within the NSIP world together with our opinions on key issues that matter to our clients. The June 2022 newsletter is available here and … Read more

Monthly NSIP Newsletter – May 2022

The HSF May 2022 Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Newsletter is now available, our regular newsletter highlighting what we consider to be the most interesting and topical events from last month within the NSIP world together with our opinions on key issues that matter to our clients. The May 2022 newsletter is available here and … Read more

Monthly NSIP Newsletter – April 2022

The HSF April 2022 Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Newsletter is now available, our regular newsletter highlighting what we consider to be the most interesting and topical events from last month within the NSIP world together with our opinions on key issues that matter to our clients. The April 2022 newsletter is available here and … Read more

British energy security strategy – high on ambition, still low on detail

This blog was first posted on HSF Policy Matters Notes. Amid soaring prices, political obstacles and pressure for enhanced security, the Government’s new energy playbook needs more than eye-catching targets to tackle the key issues Background: A global crisis with UK quirks On 7 April, the Government published its British energy security strategy amid a … Read more

Door left ajar for fracking? Kwarteng orders BGS to reconsider the evidence

In a surprise move yesterday which has received relatively little press, Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, wrote to the British Geological Society giving them 3 months to produce a report setting out whether shale gas can be extracted safely in the UK using hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) (here). We’ve heard much about offshore wind, solar and nuclear … Read more

Monthly NSIP Newsletter – March 2022

The HSF March 2022 Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Newsletter is now available, our regular newsletter highlighting what we consider to be the most interesting and topical events from last month within the NSIP world together with our opinions on key issues that matter to our clients. The March 2022 newsletter is available here and … Read more