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Smash and Grab Adjudications

Last month, Kort Egan presented a paper to the Society of Construction Law on “Smash and Grab” adjudications.

These adjudications are common, and so we thought it would be useful to provide a summary of the paper.

What Is a Smash and Grab Adjudication?

A “smash and grab” adjudication is one where payment is sought either under the payment provisions

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Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and its Relevance to Local Government

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Introduction

This series of papers from the Green Steves is to discuss key elements of the green agenda in the context of local government and to highlight opportunities for action.

In the last paper (Paper 9 – The Role of Hydrogen in Decarbonisation Plans), we said that the subject might be seen as marginal; this theme continues in

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The Importance of Biodiversity as Part of Local Authority Climate Change Strategies and the Introduction of Mandatory Biodveristy Net Gain

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Introduction

In climate change there is often a tendency to focus heavily on the energy elements (energy use, energy efficiency and renewable energy) but true sustainability goes much wider. Indeed, it is now recognised that the triumvirate of climate change, biodiversity, and air quality are all inextricably linked. This is important in policy terms, as it is vital

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Energy Efficiency as Part of Local Government Decarbonisation Plans

Energy Efficiency as Part of Local Government Decarbonisation Plans

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Introduction

Local authorities continue to strive towards their net zero targets, but there can be no doubt that progress is stronger in some areas than others. One particular ‘Cinderella’ area is energy efficiency, but this is rapidly rising up the agenda due to the energy crisis and rocketing costs for householders and business premises.

There are problems everywhere

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