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Energy from waste sites: can you adjudicate?

Power generation sites have long created an issue for adjudications. Section 105(2)(c) of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the ‘Construction Act’) provides a partial exclusion from its terms, including the right to adjudicate, where a site’s primary activity is power generation. Many sites, however, do more than just generate power. How do you work out a site’s primary activity?

Three steps forward for Scottish hospitality industry

Thursday 2 July 2020 brought a number of announcements of real interest and importance to the Scottish hospitality industry, and three standout. First, confirmation that outdoor hospitality spaces such as beer gardens and pavement cafes, can open as planned from Monday 6 July (subject to licensing). Second, an indication that on entering phase 3 of […]

National hydrogen strategy

The approval of EN‑H2 comes about in the context of the objectives of decarbonisation of the economy and of energy transition that have been assumed by the Portuguese Government. The main objective of EN‑H2 is the gradual introduction of hydrogen into the energy sector and other sectors of the economy. Therefore, the measures now proposed are intended to boost the production, storage and consumption of hydrogen.

Sustainable finance: Taxonomy regulation

The establishment of this unified classification system for environmentally sustainable activities will allow investors to redirect their investments towards more sustainable technologies and businesses.

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