Chasing Zero: Biofuels and Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation update

The Government has recently issued several publications impacting the UK renewable fuels market: a consultation addressing a potential incentives loophole for renewable fuels and their chemical precursors in the UK through changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) and upcoming sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) mandate (click here); a response to a consultation in 2022 … Read more

Charting a bold future: UK’s civil nuclear roadmap to 2050

The post below was first published on our Policy Matters notes blog: The government proposals would mark the biggest expansion of nuclear power in 70 years as energy security concerns grow and net zero targets loom. Success requires a step change in government delivery. The UK’s new Civil Nuclear Roadmap to 2050 offers the tantalising … Read more

UK rejoins North Sea Energy Cooperation with EU countries

The UK Government has signed a landmark memorandum of understanding (“MoU“) facilitating renewable energy cooperation between the UK, the European Union and other North Seas countries. This agreement marks a major step towards ensuring post-Brexit energy security for the UK and sets out a framework for future collaboration for an initial period until 30 June … Read more

Consultation Open for Future Contract for Difference Allocation Rounds

In December 2022, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) initiated a consultation regarding the considerations for future Contracts for Difference (CfD) rounds. This consultation is aimed at seeking feedback to the potential changes that may be made to the upcoming allocation round (AR6) due to open in 2024, as well as providing … Read more

Podcast: Patents for the clean energy transition: the debate continues

In this podcast, Emma Iles and Rebekah Gay from our Melbourne and Sydney offices are joined by Andrew Wells from our London office to discuss the role of intellectual property rights in a rapid and fair renewable energy transition. Global players are competing to set increasingly ambitious net-zero emissions targets. Do patents help or hinder … Read more