Jeremy Barnett is an Environmental lawyer, specialising in carbon, global climate change, energy storage and waste packaging. He is a leading UK Climate Change Lawyer and has a special interest in the Circular Economy, Energy Storage biofuels, algae fuel (oilgae), carbon fertilisers produced from biomass (biochar) and other carbon technologies. He has recently advised a national government on legal and regulatory issues relating to COP 18 in Qatar.
In 2012, together with research scientists and economists, he formed Resilience Partners Ltd, a consultancy in Climate, Technology and Energy Issues for Business and Policy makers. Resilience specialises in economic and policy issues around Energy Storage, Resilient networks and Shale Oil and Gas.
He is part of the Sino UK Energy Storage research team by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also has been instructed on a number of issues by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures, the UK’s leading ‘Green Think Tank’, based at York. CLCF is an academic joint venture between the Universities of Leeds, York, Sheffield and Hull. Jeremy was invited as an environmental lawyer to a seminar at Chatham House, in May 2012 on the Localism Act and funding for Green Infrastructure projects.
Jeremy has experience advising on the Producer Responsibility Obligations (packaging waste) Regulations 2007 and the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007. The use of the National Waste Packaging Database and electronic PRNs and PERNS (for export) is a complex issue that requires a detailed knowledge of the terms and conditions of the database.
Notable Environmental Law cases
Prosecution for ePRNTransfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations. Successful defence of database regulations.
Prosecution under Environmental Protection Act, depositing inert and non- inert waste.
Advice on climate change law, regulation policy to a national government.
Environment Agency Flood Control enforcement where Planning Permission granted in form of Certificate of Lawfulness.
Complex EU procurement, planning and general contractual issues for Carbon Capture Storage Research programme.
Enforcement under Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and Lawful Development Certificate, Town and Country Planning Act 1990, s191 (as amended).
Issue of Temporary Stop Notice Section 171E of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in relation to Recycling Plant.
Part of leading research in energy storage and smart cities.