The UK energy sector is changing rapidly. UK has enshrined in law the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ‘Net Zero’ by 2050. The UK’s low carbon policies have seen renewable electricity capacity increase by more than three times since 2010. In 2019, renewables provided nearly 40% of the UK’s electricity generation. Regulatory frameworks are constantly evolving to keep pace with the growth of decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy networks, and to enable the scale of investment needed to deliver low-carbon energy infrastructure fit for the future.
Our Infrastructure & Energy Group advises public and private sector clients on all aspects of energy and infrastructure projects, from site selection and acquisition, planning and permitting, funding and structuring, through to procurement, construction, operation, regulatory compliance, refinancing, variations and dispute resolution. The group is recognised for its industry-leading expertise in energy from waste, anaerobic digestion, renewables and power purchase agreements.
We also advise clients in the manufacturing, construction, technology, leisure, retail, food and drink, housing and finance sectors on investing in, funding, procuring and contracting for energy projects – whether renewable energy generation, power purchase agreements, heat supply, efficiency measures, energy services or carbon reporting and compliance.
Read about our response to Climate Change here.
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