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Bitesize PPAs – Synthetic Power Purchase Agreements

In this blog series, we will explore the different types of power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) available for local authorities to consider when procuring electricity. This week, we provide a bitesize snapshot of synthetic (or virtual) PPAs and why local authorities should be considering them, as well as providing a summary of the legal issues that local authorities will also need

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Get in the Zone: Why Heat Networks are the Hottest thing in town

Heat Network Zoning: A Bold Step Toward a Greener Future

Welcome back to second article in our heat network series. Today, we’re diving into the exciting world of Heat Network Zoning—a game-changer in the UK’s journey toward a sustainable future.

What is Heat Network Zoning?

Picture this: a strategic, methodical approach that requires specific buildings within designated areas to connect

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Bitesize PPAs – Local Authorities and ‘Private Wire’ Power Purchase Agreements

In this blog series, we will explore the different types of power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) available for local authorities to consider when procuring (or indeed generating) electricity. This week, we provide a bitesize snapshot of the benefits of ‘private wire’ PPAs, as well as the legal treatment of such arrangements and heads of terms that local authorities will need to

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Sharpe Pritchard further commits to Net-Zero goal with Science-Based Targets Initiative

Leading national public law specialist, Sharpe Pritchard, is joining more than 4,000 businesses worldwide by committing to the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard.

This latest development in its drive for Net-Zero solidifies its robust commitment to emissions reduction aligned with the latest climate science.

The SBTi provides companies with a clearly defined, five-stage path to reduce emissions in line

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BNG Begins: Considerations at the Application Stage

On the 12 February 2024, mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (“BNG”) officially arrived! As we outlined in our last article, “Biodiversity Net Gain is a Reality: The Basics”, every grant of planning permission for a major development (unless exempt) will now be subject to a deemed condition to secure at least a 10% increase in the biodiversity value of the

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Biodiversity Net Gain is a reality: The Basics

This is the first in what we expect will be a series of posts on Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). BNG is one of the most significant recent developments in planning law, and the government have announced that it will go live on Monday 12 February 2024. A set of regulations has been made and local planning authorities and

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