Laying down the law - the significance of an undertaking
With the use of enforcement undertakings being extended in England to more environmental offences, Ross Fairley says companies need to think carefully before agreeing oneReaders of the environmentalist will be aware that since 2011 the Environment Agency has had the option of using so-called “civil sanctions” as an alternative to criminal prosecution for a number of e
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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.