The energy market is abuzz. Bristol’s Bond Pearce recently upped its game by grabbing a five-partner energy team from Scottish giant McGrigors and opening an office in Aberdeen. The firm’s first Scottish base will home in on North Sea carbons and be staffed by partners Clare Munro Kenny Paton and Finlan Crossan.

This Energy Special Report looks at another development in the North Sea carbon market – the decommissioning of rigs and pipelines and what lawyers will need to know to make the most of it.

The report also reviews the development of biomass and wind power in China, which is essential to slowing the country’s rapid progress to becoming the world’s largest producer of CO2.

The third article in the report explains why lawyers need to act quickly in response to the UK’s 2007 energy white paper.