As of 20 July 2020, Phase 1 of the UK’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) is open for applications for grants, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial
Aonghus Heatley acts for GT's UK and international clients across various industry sectors in relation to virtually all aspects of English and European Union environmental law.
Aonghus advises clients on regulatory matters, environmental claims, sustainability, climate change, and health and safety issues in addition to advising on general corporate and commercial matters as part of GT's wider London Corporate group.
In 2017/2018, Aonghus undertook a part-time secondment to Volvo Truck Corporation (part of the Volvo Group) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The European Commission has opened a consultation on the adoption of amendments (currently available in draft form) to the European Union’s law on the transboundary shipment of waste.
Continue Reading EU Opens Consultation on Rules for Transboundary Plastic Waste Shipments
The European Parliament has adopted (as of 18 June 2020) new legislation on sustainable investments.
The new law was published in the Official Journal of the European Union last…
Continue Reading European Parliament Adopts Criteria for Sustainable Investments
The negative economic effects resulting from efforts to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have put financial pressure on many businesses. In the worst such cases, businesses may…
Continue Reading Tenant Insolvencies in the UK and Contaminated Land Liability Risks Due to COVID-19
In addition to the recent temporary enforcement suspensions (see April 16 Alert and April 21 Alert) in response to the ongoing disruption caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019…
Continue Reading UK Environment Agency Continues to Issue Coronavirus Disease 2019 Enforcement Suspensions
In addition to the three new temporary regulatory position statements (RPS) discussed in a previous GT Alert, in response to the ongoing disruption caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019
In response to the disruption caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the UK’s Environment Agency (EA) has published three new temporary regulatory position statements (RPS).
On 27 February 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) government published an outline of its intended approach to the forthcoming negotiations with the European Union (EU) over the future EU/UK relationship…
Continue Reading UK Approach to EU Negotiations Post-Brexit: Implications for Environmental Standards
On 2 November 2019, the UK government announced that it is ending its support for fracking in England. This follows a report from the UK’s Oil and Gas Authority…
Continue Reading UK Government Ends Its Support for Fracking in England (At Least for Now)
The removal of diesel trains from operation in the UK could be accelerated as part of the UK government’s plans to reduce carbon emissions.
In a speech in February 2018,…
Continue Reading Acceleration of the Removal of Diesel (and Bi-Mode) Trains From UK Operation?