Author Archives: "Lisa Turner"

Medium Combustion Plant Directive: New Plant Equipment Must Comply
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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) is EU legislation that became UK law in December 2017. It sets emissions targets for power-generating facilities with a capacity between 1 and 50 MWth. The legislation is intended to improve air quality and fill the gap between other directives that govern emissions from large combustion plants and small appliances. For large combustion plants over 50 MWth the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) applies, and for small appliances (including boilers and heaters under...

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April 2018: A significant month for energy legislation in the UK
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On 1st April 2018, important energy industry changes came into effect. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) is a set of legal requirements that aim to improve the energy efficiency of commercially-rented properties across England and Wales. From 1st April 2018, it became unlawful to agree a new lease for a commercial and domestic privately rented property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G. This will also apply to all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020, and...

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May Sets Out Her Vision Ahead of Upcoming Brexit Negotiations
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Speaking in London today, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, called for a wide-ranging free trade deal with the EU after Brexit. The speech was delivered ahead of the start of negotiations on the UK’s future partnership with Brussels during which it was confirmed that Britain would leave the European Union's single market and customs union. May set out some hard facts about the departure acknowledging that "We are leaving the single market… life is going to be different". This is...

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