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

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 prospect of a renaissance for nuclear power. Success hinges on the execution … Read more

UK Energy Security Bill introduced amid political turmoil has wide-ranging implications for the energy sector

The post below was first published on our Energy notes and Infrastructure notes blogs On 6 July 2022, a day of significant political uncertainty, the Government published its long-awaited Energy Security Bill. Notwithstanding the current political turmoil, this is expected to survive to become the most wide-ranging legislative reform of the UK’s energy market for … Read more

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

The post below was first published on our Energy and Infrastructure Consenting Blog. 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 … Read more

Electricity storage in Europe and the UK – the regulatory landscape

The post below was first published on our Energy blog. Both the EU and UK aim to achieve net zero by 2050 and are either taking steps (the EU) or already have enshrined this target in law (the UK). In the shorter term, the EU is currently increasing its 2030 targets to a 60% reduction, … Read more