RIDERS ON THE STORM – UK AND EU RAMP UP ENERGY CRISIS RESPONSES AS WINTER LOOMS

The post below was first published on our Policy Matters blog. On her third day as Prime Minister, Liz Truss announced an unprecedented £150 billion support package for households and business alongside emergency electricity market interventions which will feed into a more fundamental ongoing review. The EU also announced radical proposals. We take a look at … Read more

UK REVIEW OF ELECTRICITY MARKET ARRANGEMENTS: STARTING GUN FIRED ON MULTI-YEAR REVOLUTIONARY REFORM?

On 18 July 2022 the Government released a consultation on options for all non-retail electricity markets in Great Britain: the wholesale market, balancing mechanism and ancillary services. Everything is on the table from the most radical to the incremental. Investors and market participants should pay attention. Days after the new Energy Security Bill was introduced … Read more

Main novelties of Law Decree No. 50/2022 (D.L. Aiuti) on the energy sector

Law Decree 17 May 2022, No. 50 so-called Decreto aiuti (Decree) introduces a set of provisions in the fields of national energy policies, attraction of investments, and permitting procedures. In particular, a number of provisions are aimed at facing the challenges stemming from the Ukraine war both with temporary derogations to the permitting regime (art. 12) and … Read more

Energy and Infrastructure Consenting Notes – New HSF UK infrastructure planning blog

The London planning team at Herbert Smith Freehills has a new blog called Energy and Infrastructure Consenting Notes, focused on infrastructure planning in the UK. The team has promoted some of the biggest and most high-profile nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) applications to go through the Planning Act 2008 process, from the Hinkley Point and … Read more

The energy trilemma

Infrastructure has a key role to play delivering a secure, aff ordable and sustainable energy future, say Herbert Smith Freehills’ Gavin Williams and Silke Goldberg. Read more

Charging forward – Ofgem’s drive to electrify transport

On Saturday, 4 September 2021, Ofgem (the energy regulator in Great Britain) published its plans to further support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) in the deployment of EVs and their integration into the electricity system. Ofgem aims to get the network ready for EVs and ensure there is sufficient network capacity for EV … Read more