The Green Gas Support Scheme – UK government responds to consultations

The UK government has now responded to the consultations on the Green Gas Support Scheme (the GGSS) and the Green Gas Levy that we reported on in our previous blog. The Future support  for low carbon heat, outlines further details on these schemes and how they will operate. Green Gas Support Scheme We previously reported … Read more

Climate change, decarbonisation, net zero – a glimpse into the 2021 Budget

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the 2021 Budget to the UK Parliament on 3 March 2021. The budget delivered includes a package of related policy documents, some of which relate to planned commitments to tackle climate change and achieve the Government’s net zero by 2050 ambition. Two of the more interesting aspects of … Read more

UK North Sea Transition Deal – a closer look

As we reported last week on this blog, the UK Government published its landmark North Sea Transition Deal with the UK oil and gas sector. We look at these developments in more detail in this post. Introduction                                      … Read more

UK’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy: one step closer to net zero?

On the 17 March 2021, the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a comprehensive 175 page decarbonisation strategy placing the industrial sector at the core of the UK’s ambition to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The strategy, which BEIS describes as the “world’s first” to set a specific vision for … Read more

Landmark North Sea Transition Deal with the UK oil and gas sector announced

The UK Government has today (24 March 2021) announced its commitment to the landmark North Sea Transition Deal with the UK oil and gas sector. The deal provides a blueprint for Government and sector cooperation to decarbonise North Sea production in line with the Government’s net zero agenda. The Government’s announcement that future licensing rounds … Read more

EU Commission approves Dutch State Aid for hydrogen production

Late 2020 recorded the publication at European level of significant documents and decisions in relation to hydrogen. In particular, following the Hydrogen Strategy implemented by the Commission in July 2020[1], on 11 December the Council published its conclusions on the steps to be taken to create a hydrogen market for Europe[2], on 17 December an … Read more

Chile’s Decarbonisation Strategy: Leading the Way by Example

Fighting climate change is a particularly relevant goal for Latin America since it is home to half of the planet’s biodiversity and over a quarter of its forests.[1]  It therefore does not come as a surprise that all the Latin American and Caribbean countries ratified the Paris Agreement between 2016 and 2018.  The Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming … Read more

Batteries and waste batteries – EU proposes a new regulation

Batteries have been attracting increasing attention in Europe over the past few years. In 2017, the European Battery Alliance was launched and in 2019 the EU produced a Strategic Action Plan on Batteries, setting out Europe’s plan to gain increased independence from external influences in battery development. Interest in batteries continues to grow and, in … Read more

Navigating the energy transition to net zero — the course is set

For decades, pressure has been building on the energy sector to decarbonise. In 2020, we witnessed a paradigm shift in the sector. Offering investors a low carbon future Pressure to decarbonize has been driven by growing evidence and awareness of the link between burning hydrocarbons and climate change, and the prevalence of hydrocarbons in our … Read more