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Energy & Utilities

Fracking approved in Lancashire: What happens next?

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has today overturned Lancashire County Council’s decision to deny a planning application for the Little Plumpton fracking site, allowing shale company Cuadrilla to commence drilling next…

Crucial times ahead for UK fracking industry

The coming months represent a critical time for the UK’s fracking industry as it awaits decisions from the courts and the Communities Secretary in respect of sites in Lancashire and…

Are we really becoming a low-carbon economy?

The government’s latest stats on energy usage show that nearly half of our electricity came from nuclear and renewables in 2015. Katie Kozlowska, head of the energy lawyers team at Harrison Drury,…

New Records Set For Renewable Energy

2015 sets new records for renewable energy across the board We’ve already reported about the renewable energy records broken (Best Year For British Wind Energy) by the UK during 2015…

Energy sector and the EU: The impact…

Much of the UK’s energy sector law is a product of EU membership. Katie Kozlowska, the head of our energy sector, looks at some of the implications a Brexit would…

What being a global leader of green…

It may seem surprising - in fact it may even have passed you by - but over the past five years Britain has quietly confirmed its position as one of…

Will transparent solar panels revolutionise the renewable…

While the use of solar panels continues to grow, many are put off by their appearance and the possible 'uglification' of their property post-installation. That potential obstacle, however, could be about to…

Will renewable energy play a growing part…

When the topic of renewable energy arises, the common questions of impact and cost always crop up, and this inevitably leads on to more serious questions about just how much of…

World’s biggest floating solar-farm launches in London

After five years of careful planning and the manufacture of 23,000 panels, the world’s biggest floating solar farm is finally finished and in full operation on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir…

Are SMEs being held back by high…

Energy bills are finally falling for most of us, but are SMEs being left out of the party? Jacob Walker, a member of the energy and utilities team at Harrison…

How Lancashire and Cumbria are leading the…

Do you live or work in Harrison Drury's heartland of Lancashire or Cumbria? New research has shown that these two counties are way ahead of other regions when it comes to…

Is energy storage the next farm diversification…

After a period of setbacks and uncertainty, the energy storage industry is on the cusp of major growth – with farmers leading the way. Katie Kozlowska, head of the energy…

2015: The best year for British wind…

Official statistics just released by National Grid show that 2015 was the most productive year for wind energy generation. Both the UK’s onshore and offshore wind farms supplied their highest…

What do new energy efficiency standards mean…

Are you clued up about the new regulations that require commercial properties to have a minimum standard for energy performance? Energy lawyer Owen McKenna explains the legal and financial implications for…

7 vital ways to protect your solar…

Has your business recently diversified into the renewables sector? Or maybe you are considering getting into the solar energy sector. Either way, Harrison Drury's energy law specialist Brett Cooper has…

Wind turbines ‘lesser of two evils’ shows…

Would you rather live near wind turbines than a fracking well? If the answer is yes, you wouldn’t be in the minority, as a recent poll suggests. Over 65% of…

Are you ready for feed-in-tariff cuts for…

A must-read for all solar panel users – it looks set to be an eventful few months for the solar energy industry in the lead up to the government’s January cuts.…

Compensation for businesses affected by Lancashire boil…

Was your home or business one of the 300,000 across Lancashire that was affected by the recent water crisis? While United Utilities has advised its customers in the county that…

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