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Date: 19 Aug 2015
Granting batch of new oil and gas exploration licences will help keep Britain's lights on for decades to come.
Date: 24 Jul 2015
Plans to end subsidies for new small-scale solar energy farms have been outlined by the Energy Secretary.
Date: 20 Jul 2015
Diane Yarrow was invited by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce to speak at the Energy Forum hosted by Reading University (15 July).
Date: 15 Jul 2015
Campaigners have questioned the Government's decision to scrap targets to make new homes 'zero-carbon'.
Date: 29 Jun 2015
New business legislation surrounding the tax on the disposal of landfill waste has been approved by MPs
Date: 26 Jun 2015
Britain's "green" bank is to be part-privatised, as the Government looks to build on its success.
Date: 23 Jun 2015
Up to 250 onshore wind projects could be ditched, in light of Government's commitment to end certain subsidies.
Date: 20 May 2015
Leaving the European Union would be unspeakably bad for business, according to an industry leader
Date: 19 May 2015
Government looking to fast-track new laws that would mean the end of state subsidies for onshore wind farms
Date: 15 May 2015
In-Form, a new professional forum for in-house lawyers throughout the Thames Valley was launched by B P Collins
Date: 12 May 2015
Campaigners fear review of European environmental directives represents threat to British landscapes
Date: 11 May 2015
Environmental concerns could hamper plans for a second runway at Gatwick Airport
Date: 09 Mar 2015
Property experts have questioned the Government's decision to pull the plug on a tax allowance for landlords
Date: 04 Mar 2015
The UK is losing its appeal as a destination for investments in green energy
Date: 17 Feb 2015
One in every 50 homes in the UK now boasts solar panels, after the number of installations nearly doubled last year, according to a new report.
Date: 05 Dec 2014
A legal challenge has been issued over a scheme to pay power firms to ensure peak electricity demand is met - amid concerns it is unlawful.
Date: 04 Nov 2014
Five of the practice groups at B P Collins LLP have just been awarded a band one ranking in the latest 2015 edition of legal “bible” Chambers UK
Date: 20 Oct 2014
New planning rules have been put forward by Eric Pickles, in a bid to offer further protection to the Green Belt.
Date: 15 Oct 2014
Partners at Buckinghamshire based law firm B P Collins LLP were proud sponsors of a recent international trade event which welcomed a delegation from the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI).
Date: 14 Oct 2014
Businesses and communities based near sections of the proposed High Speed 2 (HS2) railway route are to get an extra £30 million in financial support.
Date: 06 Oct 2014
B P Collins LLP is celebrating a double success after being named as a “regional heavyweight” for the first time in the 27th annual Legal 500 league tables and achieving top tier status in an unprecedented five practice areas.
Date: 04 Sep 2014
The parties set to battle for power at the next General Election are being urged to pack their manifestos with environmental pledges.
Date: 05 Aug 2014
A decision taken by the Government to amend its renewable energy obligation is being challenged by solar power firms.
Date: 01 Aug 2014
Residential property owners are to be given new advice regarding the financial assistance which is available through a renewable heating scheme.
Date: 28 Jul 2014
Areas of important countryside, such as National Parks, are to be protected from fracking, ministers have announced.
Date: 22 Jul 2014
Diane Yarrow has been appointed as a board member and ambassador for Leap, the Sport and Activity Partnership for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes
Date: 15 Jul 2014
The UK's recycling system is outdated and wasteful, a new report claims, resulting in hundreds of millions of pounds worth of recyclable materials being lost every year.
Date: 09 Jul 2014
Our quarterly newsletter covering news and opinions from all our practice areas and highlighting our recent activity within the community
Date: 07 Jul 2014
Fears are being raised over the possibility of the Government withdrawing support for solar farm developments.
Date: 25 Jun 2014
A new coalition is calling on the Government to raise the energy efficiency levels of a million homes a year by 2020.
Date: 20 Jun 2014
The policy framework aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the commercial property sector must be overhauled.
Date: 06 Jun 2014
A law enabling fracking firms to drill under properties without their owners' permission is crucial to the future of the industry in the UK
Date: 15 May 2014
Proposed changes to subsidies for solar farms have been defended by the Government.
Date: 29 Apr 2014
An amendment designed to throw the High Speed Rail Bill off course has been defeated in the House of Commons.
Date: 25 Apr 2014
New onshore wind farms will not receive public subsidies under a re-elected Conservative government, ministers have confirmed.
Date: 26 Mar 2014
Campaigners have warned that the Government's changes to the planning laws could have negative consequences for the environment and local democracy.
Date: 06 Mar 2014
The recent floods have cost small businesses across the country a combined £831 million, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Date: 03 Mar 2014
Firms committing environmental offences will face higher fines under new guidelines from the Sentencing Council.
Date: 17 Feb 2014
Small businesses affected by flooding will be offered access to a £10 million support fund, the Government has announced.
Date: 13 Feb 2014
Our latest quarterly newsletter covering news and opinions from all our practice areas and highlighting our recent activity within the community
Date: 28 Jan 2014
The Government is to consider amending the laws which prevent 'fracking' from taking place underneath people's properties without their permission, according to a new report.
Date: 14 Jan 2014
The Prime Minister has underlined the Government's backing for 'fracking' projects, by announcing that local authorities which give them the go-ahead will be able to keep all of the business rates stemming from them.
Date: 18 Dec 2013
A think-tank is urging the Government to cut back on renewable energy subsidies if suppliers fail to bring down the costs of green technologies within set time-frames.
Date: 28 Nov 2013
Ministers have been urged to improve their flagship environmental scheme in a bid to expand its appeal among property owners
Date: 18 Feb 2013
B P Collins is proud to be an inaugural sponsor of the first Pride of Bucks awards, designed to honour the individuals, community groups and businesses which make the county such a great place to live.
Date: 30 Oct 2012
Diane Yarrow, partner in our corporate and commercial practice group spoke with The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook recently on her experiences of getting into the law. She shares her story here...