Laying down the law: The rules of the game
Simon Colvin says businesses facing enforcement action need to better understand how regulators and the courts operateHow often have you heard of a business that has suffered an environmental incident receiving “assurance” that everything will be “all right” if they cooperate with the regulator only to learn that t
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.