Volume 5, Issue 1
Published: February 15, 2011
Insurance solutions
The majority of new energy projects are constructed on brownfield sites and the implications of current environmental legislation need to be considered. This is essentially based on liability attached to the polluter which then passes to any new owner upon acquisition of the site. Many lenders recognise that they may be drawn into pollution issues and given their interest in the land and/or energy business are insisting upon Environmental Impairment Liability Insurance (Pollution) being taken out.
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