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Regulatory Outlook

Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook May 2024

Environmental Crime Directive published in Official Journal | UK Forest Risk Commodities scheme on the back burner | CSDDD receives
Energy and Utilities

Italy tightens the rules on PV plants with the new Agricoltura decree-law

The installation of photovoltaic plants with ground-mounted modules is not permitted in areas qualified as 'agricultural' by zoning plans, with
Managing greenwashing risk

UK FCA confirms final guidance to accompany anti-greenwashing rule

Firms should review all communications that refer to the sustainability characteristics of products and services
Regulatory Outlook

Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook April 2024

European Parliament adopts new certification framework for carbon removals | European Parliament adopts position on soil monitoring directive | EU
Energy and Utilities

Smart Power | UK energy market strategy in 2025, repowering and ethical supply chains

Welcome to the latest edition of Smart Power, Osborne Clarke's specialist service for asset managers within the green energy sector.
ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance

What is natural capital and what does it mean for investors and lenders in the UK and Europe?

While some natural capital-related regulatory requirements may currently only be voluntary, or not yet catch financial institutions, there may be
Competition, antitrust and trade

UK competition regulator issues fresh guidance on green collaborations for sustainability

CMA charts way for businesses to navigate sustainability concerns in supply chains while maintaining competition
Regulatory Outlook

Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024

BNG requirements for small sites come into effect from April 2024 | Extended producer responsibility for packaging waste: reporting changes
Energy and Utilities

Government publishes second consultation on electricity market arrangements in Great Britain

Direction of market reform becomes clear as focus of consultation narrows to four key challenges
Energy and Utilities

Spring Budget 2024: Unprecedented boost for UK offshore wind sector?

Chancellor confirms the total subsidy as the CfD AR6 budget is announced
Regulatory Outlook

Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook February 2024

Understanding the biodiversity net gain regime | Enforcement against polluting water companies to ramp up | Consultation on increase charges

Spring Budget 2024: what business tax measures can the UK expect?

Tax cuts are expected in the chancellor's statement on 6 March – but they may be limited