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Matthew
Duhan

Practice Lead, Energy
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Matthew Duhan

Matthew is Global Counsel’s Practice Lead for energy. At Global Counsel, Matthew leads teams advising clients on understanding the impact of changing EU and UK energy and climate change policy and regulation on their businesses. He has worked with clients across the energy sector, from oil and gas majors to renewables investors, with a particular focus on how they understand and navigate the policy challenges of the transition to a low carbon energy system. Matthew works with a number of clients on understanding the policy implications for both the UK and the EU of the UK’s exit from the EU.

Matthew also works closely with clients in the sector on thought leadership and the publication of insights and analysis.

Latest Insights by Matthew Duhan

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EU infrastructure policy: Key considerations for investors

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A key challenge for the European Union’s 2019-2024 policy cycle will be to secure a larger share of the economic opportunities offered by new technologies, in a more explicit race with the United States and China. Hopes in the previous cycle that this could be secured by a new generation of start-ups and by establishing the EU as a global regulator are being replaced by a…

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Falling flat: lessons from the 2018 UK CO2 shortage

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The critical CO2 shortage experienced by the UK last summer was caused by a combination of increased demand – with England’s progress at the World Cup and an unprecedented heat wave in part to blame – and outages at key production facilities. But characterisation of the shortage as “a perfect storm” risks ignoring a structural fragility in the UK’s CO2 supply chain that…

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Big Tech, digital competition and the new frontiers of energy policy

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Last week, the UK government’s Digital Competition Experts Panel published its report ‘Unlocking digital competition’, addressing the role and economic power of large tech firms. The report, also known as the Furman review after lead author Jason Furman, may not have been obvious reading for the energy sector on a day when the Chancellor announced several climate measures…

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The Green New Deal raises the political stakes for businesses

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New York congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (widely known as AOC), has once again captured headlines with a resolution in the House of Representatives calling on the US government to undertake a “10 year mobilization” to create a ‘Green New Deal’ (known by its own initials GND). Two weeks on and the resolution is now scheduled to go to the floor of the Senate where…

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