The future of the UK’s energy supply is an issue of critical importance. There was with little wonder, then, at the level of eager anticipation with which lawyers and industry bodies greeted the long-awaited Energy Review from the Government, published in July.

With issues such as climate change and global warming now prominent in the thinking of the nation’s political leaders, not to mention the general public’s awareness, the review has thrown up numerous issues and drawn plenty of interest.

This Energy Special Report takes a magnifying glass to the nuclear newbuild proposals and examines the possibilities for dealing with the unsavoury byproduct of radioactive waste.

It also examines the other side of the coin – the future for renewable energy law and how lawyers can assist cooperation between the UK and US to ensure a bright future for everyone.