Energy in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Barnwell Manor Wind Energy Ltd v East Northamptonshire District Council and Others
    • Court of Appeal
    • 18 Feb 2014

    Section 70(3) of the Planning Act provides that section 70(1), which confers the power to grant planning permission, has effect subject to, inter alia, sections 66 and 72 of the Listed Buildings Act. Section 70(2) requires the decision-maker to have regard to "material considerations" when granting planning permission, but Parliament has made the power to grant permission having regard to material considerations expressly subject to the section 66(1) duty.

    For these reasons, I agree with Lang J's conclusion that Parliament's intention in enacting section 66(1) was that decision-makers should give "considerable importance and weight" to the desirability of preserving the setting of listed buildings when carrying out the balancing exercise. I also agree with her conclusion that the Inspector did not give considerable importance and weight to this factor when carrying out the balancing exercise in this decision.

  • Halliburton Energy Services Inc. v Smith International (North Sea) Ltd
    • Chancery Division (Patents Court)
    • 21 Jul 2005

    The first is merely the trite principle that the addressee of the specification is the person skilled in the art, who approaches the document with the common general knowledge. Second, there may be obscurities and difficulties in a claim that cannot be resolved by an appeal to context. Finally, and most importantly, over-meticulousness is not to be equated to carefulness. Care in working out what the patentee was aiming at when he chose the words he used is absolutely necessary.

  • Manchester, Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the City of v Farnworth
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Nov 1929

    When Parliament has authorised a certain thing to be made or done in a certain place, there can be no action for nuisance caused, by the making or doing of that thing if the nuisance is the inevitable result of the making or doing so authorised.

  • Lloyde v West Midlands Cas Board
    • Court of Appeal
    • 12 Mar 1971

    It means that a plaintiff prima facie establishes negligence where: (1) it is not possible for him to prove precisely what was the relevant act or omission which set in train the events leading to the accident; but (ii) on the evidence as it stands at the relevant time it is more likely than not that the effective cause of the accident was some acts or omission of the defendant or of someone for whom the defendant is responsible, which act or omission constitutes a failure to take proper care for the plaintiff a safety.

  • Allen v Gulf Oil Refining Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 29 Jan 1981

    It is now well settled that where Parliament by express direction or by necessary implication has authorised the construction and use of an undertaking or works, that carries with it an authority to do what is authorised with immunity from any action based on nuisance.

  • S.C.M. (United Kingdom) Ltd v W. J. Whittall & Son Ltd
    • Court of Appeal
    • 17 Jul 1970

    In actions of negligence, when the plaintiff has suffered no damage to his person or property, but has only sustained economic loss the law does not usually permit him to recover that loss. He gave this illustration: When a mine is flooded by negligence, thousands of men may be thrown out of work. So here I would ask: When an electric cable is damaged, many factories may be stopped from working. It is not sensible to saddle losses on this scale on to one sole contractor.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • DEVELOPMENT AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION
    • Nbr. 40-3, August 1978
    • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
  • Insulation and Industrial Energy
    • Nbr. 82-5/6, May 1982
    • Industrial Management & Data Systems
    • 23-25
    Impelled by the urgency of the energy crisis, one of business management's newest disciplines is spreading into most industrial and governmental organisations. Energy management, in common with its...
  • Nuclear energy.
    • Nbr. 2011, January 2011
    • Financial Management (UK)
    • Prime number
    ...The leak of radioactive material from Japan's tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant has been a blow for the industry. Governments in countries such as Germany and Italy have come 0 under increased pressure to roll back their investment plans ......
  • Energy Technique.
    • Nbr. 2002, May 2002
    • Financial Management (UK)
    • Roberts, Louisa
    • On The Move
    ...Steve McNeice FCMA has been appointed group finance director and company secretary of Energy Technique. He was previously finance director of ET Environmental (formerly Benson Environmental). In his new role, McNeice will consolidate and strengthen t......
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