Low-carbon generation

Plans to offer energy bill discounts to householders living near new grid infrastructure will require legislation to avoid falling foul of the Supreme Court, a leading environmental lawyer has warned. The government unveiled plans to compensate homeowners living near to grid infrastructure projects last week alongside its Autumn Statement announcements. However, Estelle Dehon, a barrister at Cornerstone chambers, told the House of Commons energy security and net zero committee that introducing the scheme cannot be done through policy alone.

By David Blackman

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