Nuclear power is increasingly recognised in multiple jurisdictions as an essential part of the energy supply mix required in order for governments to reduce carbon emissions and improve their energy security.
Given the scarcity of nuclear new builds until very recently, there are very few law firms who can lay claim to a credible track-record in this very specialised sector.
Our experience in energy projects generally is important to our clients, but our in-depth understanding of the differences inherent in nuclear power is critical. Our dedicated nuclear team understands the market and the unique challenges encountered in developing, constructing and financing nuclear power projects, including longer lead times for development and construction, complex export and import requirements for nuclear fuel and dual-use items and nuclear licensing.
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Publications: 14 March 2023
RED II Delegated Acts hydrogen updated analysis
Any good Shakespearian drama comes in at least five acts. The long-awaited Delegated Acts under Articles 27 and 28 of RED II are no exception. In what could be the fourth act, the Acts were finally…
Publications: 03 November 2022
How to increase investment in next generation nuclear power
Long-term contracts, price guarantees, direct state investment and the sharing of construction-phase risks are all options for governments looking to boost private funding of nuclear projects.
Publications: 08 April 2022
The British Energy Security Strategy
Yesterday the UK Government published its British Energy Security Strategy in response to the impact that global energy supply constraints post COVID recovery and the outbreak of war in Ukraine has…
Blog Post: 16 November 2021
Japan's new energy strategy: Reflections on COP
The Japanese government announced its latest energy strategy, the 6th Strategic Energy Plan (the New Energy Strategy), a couple of weeks ahead of COP26. In the first in our Reflections on COP series,…