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SYSTEMS THINKING, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) AND CREATING SHARED VALUE (CSV) FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY: PART I

Posted on May 23, 2017
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In this first article I look at what is meant by “radical engagement” with society, and also the relevance of Systems Thinking to CSR, and the energy industry. John Browne, former CEO of BP, estimates the risk for a company having the wrong relationship with society, of neglecting those aspects of their activity that go […]

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WHOLESALE ENERGY PRICES: MARCH – APRIL 2017:

Posted on May 9, 2017
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In this series of articles, Dominic Whittome covers recent changes to wholesale energy prices. Crude Oil Brent fell 10% amid lingering concern about over-supplied oil markets and US output climbing to 9.25 million a day, its highest level since August 2015. Meanwhile, last year’s production accord struck between OPEC, Russia and other non-OPEC nations, which had initially […]

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R V RECYCLED MATERIALS SUPPLIES LTD [2017] EWCA CRIM 58: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE REGULATION OF POLLUTING FACILITIES

Posted on May 2, 2017
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The recent Court of Appeal decision in R v Recycled Materials Supplies Ltd [2017] EWCA C rim 58 deals with the question of which authority is the appropriate regulator for regulated facilities under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations (EPR).  The 2010 version of the Regulations with amendments was in force at the time […]

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PREPARING FOR ACCIDENTS, SPILLS AND DISASTER IN THE UK: PART II

Posted on April 20, 2017
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Incidents which cause environmental harm or injury and illness to workers or neighbours can have significant consequences for the companies responsible. Preventing those incidents must, therefore, be a priority, but if they happen they must be managed so as to minimise physical and environmental damage, liabilities and the risk of an adverse regulatory and media […]

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PREPARING FOR ACCIDENTS, SPILLS AND DISASTER IN THE UK: PART I

Posted on April 13, 2017
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Incidents which cause environmental harm or injury and illness to workers or neighbours can have significant consequences for the companies responsible.  Preventing those incidents must, therefore, be a priority, but if they happen they must be managed so as to minimise physical and environmental damage, liabilities and the risk of an adverse regulatory and media […]

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