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Collateral warranties – do you have yours in place?

In the development of property – whether rural or agricultural land, residential development, or for renewable energy generation – contracts for design and construction contain much scope for negotiation. Given...
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New opportunities in energy on the horizon

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism told business leaders in Belfast that Scottish Independence would bring new opportunities to the rest of the UK and Ireland. Speaking...
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A new generation of hydro power?

In response to Scottish Power's recent announcement that they will be carrying out a feasibility study with a view to potentially doubling the output of their Cruachan hydro-electric power station...
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Community energy strategy published

On 27th January 2014, DECC published a Community Energy Strategy to encourage community projects that focus on generating, managing and purchasing energy and reducing energy use. The Strategy brings together...
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Wild Land in Scotland - An Update

At the end of 2013, the Scottish Government consulted on the Main Issues Report for the National Planning Framework 3 and draft Scottish Planning Policy which proposed a policy approach...
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Windfarm Boost After Trump Decision

A decision by a Court of Session Judge today has gone some way to reassure developers that large scale wind developments (over 50MW) for which consent has already been granted...
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Powers of Attorney - planning for the unexpected

John Lennon said,"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans". We plan every day of our lives – what to wear, what to eat, where to go...
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Feed-in tariff update

On 31st January Ofgem published the new feed-in tariffs (FiT) for PV and non-PV installations which will apply from 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015. Post 1 April 2014...
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The case for greater security for private tenants in Scotland: No case to answer?

Towards the end of last year, Shelter Scotland published a briefing making the case for greater security for private residential tenants in Scotland and calling on the Scottish Government to...