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Break up and move on?

The momentum behind COP26 has created an apparently benign climate for low carbon investment in the UK, however that could all change at next week’s Scottish Parliament election. The 2021 Scottish Parliament elections will be the latest in a series of public ballots, since 2014’s Scottish Referendum, where the future of the United Kingdom is at stake. Due to Brexit and COVID19 it has perhaps been understated how important the Scottish election will be. However, depending upon its result, we could see British politics dominated by the issue of Scottish independence in the same way it was dominated by Brexit in recent years. Businesses whose investments depend on policy decisions yet to come must be mindful of this. As the question of Scottish Independence may leave politicians and officials will little time to consider anything else.

Energy

COP26 Update: New Climate Ambitions & International Cooperation

As COP26 approaches, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. This week’s developments focus on the recent Climate Summit, Earth Day, the launch of the Global Power System Consortium, and the Climate Pledge.

Energy

Policy costs on energy bills – an argument that cannot be ignored by industry

As the year of COP26 2021 should be a positive one in the fight against international climate change, presenting innovative providers of low carbon solutions new opportunities for growth. However, on the horizon there are signs that the weather could be changing. Businesses and investors need to be on the lookout for possible changes to current consensus on tackling climate change. Moreover, they should be thinking about steps they can take to sure up support with both policymakers and the public.

Energy

COP26 Update: Net Zero documents, COP26 letter and green hydrogen

As COP26 approaches, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. This week’s developments include the COP President’s letter on hopes and expectations for the Conference, updates on the timeline for the Net Zero Strategy and Net Zero Spending Review, as well as the developments for green hydrogen in the UK. 

Energy

COP26 Update: New Green Record for GB Electricity Grid, Clean Power Developments in the Humber Region and British Army Solar PV installations

As COP26 approaches, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. This week’s developments include a new green record for the GB electricity grid, ‘Clean Power Hub’ developments in the Humber, as well as the construction of a new 2.3MW solar array at the British Army’s Defence School of Transport.

Health

What will the UK Health Security Agency do?

On 18 August 2020, the Government announced the creation of a new public health organisation, then called the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP), that would replace and combine the responsibilities of Public Health England (PHE), NHS Test and Trade, and the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC).

Health

Mike Thompson appointed Chairman of Brevia Health

Brevia Consulting has appointed Mike Thompson as Chairman of Brevia Health and a member of its Advisory Board.  Mike brings over 25 years of experience in the Life Sciences sector including, most recently, as CEO of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and in senior roles at GSK.

Energy

Opportunities ahead of COP26

With COP26 now less than 250 days away, the Government is ramping up its preparations ahead of what is earmarked to be the most significant climate event since the Paris Agreement, as well as the largest summit the UK has ever hosted. This presents those operating in the low carbon sector with a number of opportunities, as the Government will be on the lookout for businesses with projects that it can use to demonstrate UK leadership in tackling climate change.

General

What do the NEC results mean for Labour?

Last week, we learned the results of Labour’s 2020 National Executive Committee (NEC) elections. The contest has important implications for the Party, and indeed Keir Starmer, as the NEC oversees overall direction of the Party and its policy making processes.

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