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Will Replacing Generating Equipment at my FiT Installation Affect its Accreditation?
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2021

If you are the owner of an ageing wind, hydro or solar installation that receives Feed in Tariffs (FiTs), you may be considering replacing part or all of the generating equipment to upgrade your installation. "Will repairing or replacing the generating equipment affect my accreditation?" This is something we are being asked increasingly often and, frustratingly, the FiT Legislation and Guidance is inconclusive on this point. But not for much longer...

Allocating Risk in Solar Power EPC Contracts: Texas Style!
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, July 2021

Co-hosted by the Texas Solar Power Association  Developing EPC Contracts involves many different stakeholders from investors, developers, contractors, and equipment suppliers. Allocating risk to the party that is in the best position to manage and control the risk is important to keep costs contained. Factors such as technology, cost constraints, schedule, stakeholders, safety, and performance are just some of the major issues that affect risk allocation...

A Sustainable Future for Birmingham – Part 3
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2021

In our last two articles, we have considered how transport may change over the coming years. This is of course only half the story. Clean energy production is possible within a city and there are many other technologies currently available, or just around the corner, which may revolutionise both the power grid and the quality of inner-city air. Energy generation It goes without saying that renewable energy sources will be critical to our future energy needs...

Law N°21.248 Priorizes Human Consumption of Water in State of Catastrophe
Carey, July 2021

On June 17, 2021, Law 21,348 (hereinafter, the " Law ") was published in the Official Gazette, the purpose of which is to legally guide the powers of the President of the Republic (hereinafter, the " President ") regarding the state of constitutional exception of catastrophe due to public calamity, in order to guarantee, in situations of pandemic, health crisis and natural disasters, the access and availability in sufficient quantities of water to the affected population...

COVID-19: ANM Extends Validity of Mineral Titles and Suspension of Procedural and Material Deadlines until September 30, 2021
Veirano Advogados, July 2021

The National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolutions No. 28/2020 and 46/2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and revokes Resolution No. 55/2021. On June 30, 2021, the Federal Official Gazette published Resolution No. 76, by means of which the National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolutions No...

The Revised Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Energy Regulatory Commission
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, June 2021

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has revised its Rules of Practice and Procedure (Revised RPP) which govern the proceedings before the ERC through the issuance of ERC Resolution No. 01, Series of 2021.1 The Revised RPP took effect on April 13, 2021 (or 15 days after its publication in Business Mirror, a newspaper of general circulation). It allows the ERC to adapt to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and modernizes the ERC rules of procedure...

National Electric Coordinator Opens a Public Consultation Process to Set Criteria for the Application of the Open Access Regime
Carey, June 2021

On June 9, 2021, the National Electric Coordinator (“CEN”) opened a public consultation process on  a draft Internal Procedure (the "IP") that will provide the criteria applicable to the Open Access Regime established in Articles 79° and 80° of the General Law of Electric Services ("LGSE"), as a result of the entry into force of the Regulation on Transmission Systems and Transmission Planning (the "Regulation")...

Trendy Climate Change Leaves the Fashion Industry Hot Under the Collar
ENSafrica, May 2021

South Africans’ recent celebration of Freedom Day signalled 27 years of democracy. Through democracy, our Constitution further brought us rights and obligations to guide our rainbow nation, including freedom of expression and environmental rights to protect our environment, health and well-being while focusing on the sustainability of our environment. Although clothing serves a function and a need, for many, luxury clothing is the gold standard of self-expression and success...

Fit for Revolution? Key Considerations for the UK Government's Net Zero by 2050 Strategy
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2021

As the UK makes progress towards a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’, Shepherd and Wedderburn is committed, through our Green Recovery Strategy and enhanced Sustainability Policy, to working with clients operating in a wide variety of sectors to contribute to a green recovery from the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Moving Towards Future Electric Mobility: The Greatest Challenges
PLMJ, April 2021

Electric mobility represents a new language and a new dynamic for consumers who yearn for an accessible, extensive, digital, user-friendly charging network. In Portugal and abroad, the electric mobility sector has witnessed significant developments and it has shown itself to be a particularly dynamic market that is enjoying strong growth...

Companies Must Reach Net Zero Emissions to Stay Relevant to Investors
ENSafrica, April 2021

The race to achieve net zero emissions has played a significant role in pushing forward the fight against climate change. Key stakeholders are becoming alive to the opportunity presented by a decarbonised economy and those who do not get on board now risk being left behind. What chrnet zero? Simply put, net zero is premised on attaining a balance between greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere...

Venezuelan Legal Context: Oil, Gas and Mining
LEGA Abogados, April 2021

We would like to present our publication entitled "Venezuelan Legal Context: Oil, Gas and Mining".  In it you will find 6 papers prepared by members of LEGA's Energy and Natural Resources practice area. With these papers we wish to contribute to the discussion of key aspects related to energy and natural resources issues in Venezuela...

The West is Burning: A Private Screening & Discussion
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, April 2021

Join Schwabe for an exclusive screening of The West Is Burning, followed by a panel discussion with the creators of the film. Schwabe Natural Resources attorneys Greg Fullem and Janna Davydova are excited to introduce you to the filmmakers of the documentary. After a private screening, there will be an opportunity to connect with the creators of the film, ask questions, and learn about what comes next for the forests that shape the landscape of the West Coast...

Focus on COP26: Jargon Buster
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021

It is only seven months until the eyes of the world fall on Glasgow as it hosts COP26. The conference comes with some terminology which might be unfamiliar. This article is designed to bring you quickly up to speed with the words and phrases you’ll be hearing a lot about in the coming months. The very basics... COP – ‘Conference of the Parties’, the parties being the 197 signatories to the UNFCCC treaty...

Australian Renewables Report 2021: Positive Outlook for Investing in Australian Renewables
MinterEllison, March 2021

What does 2021 hold for investors in Australian renewables? We ask 100 Australian and overseas investors in the renewable energy sector for their insights. We compare our findings today to those from 2019. This report explores the current trends shaping the Australian renewable energy market, in addition to the main drivers behind deals, opportunity sectors and challenges facing investors...

Environmental Development and Real Estate Issues in Texas Solar Projects Webinar Recording
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, March 2021

As competition for project siting increases, so do the challenges of development due diligence. This webinar will address significant issues and questions surrounding real estate contracts, title insurance, and environmental assessment and permitting common in solar PV project development. Bradley’s renewable energy attorneys will share advice and experience managing key development challenges and environmental compliance concerns presented by solar PV project development...

Court of Appeal Finds Overlying Correlative Rights Do Not Have to Share Equally in Water Shortages
Hanson Bridgett LLP, March 2021

(Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases, JCCP No. 4408 (3/16/21))[1] After twenty-two years, the protracted proceedings in the Antelope Valley groundwater adjudication resulted in a settlement and court-approved "physical solution." A physical solution equitably allocates available water under California's laws governing water rights. The physical solution in Antelope Valley limited pumping to balance the overdrafted aquifer with the available native safe yield...

Bulletin Real Time: Latest News
Brigard Urrutia, March 2021

Beginning of Stage 2 of the National Vaccination Plan The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection (Minsiterio de Salud y Protección Social) declared the initiation of stage 2 of the National Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 for the population between 60 and 79 years of age. This does not mean that vaccination for those over 80 years of age will be stopped; these people will continue to be vaccinated without any interruption...

Daily Report: Main Legal News on Areas and Industries Covered by our Practice
Beccar Varela, March 2021

Competition & Antitrust Resolution No. 237/2021 of the Secretariat of Commerce: New prices information regime for companies (SIPRE) By Agustín Waisman and Mercedes Pando Through Resolution No...

Citizen Consultation Process on Amendment to the Regulations on Tailings Dams
Carey, March 2021

On March 4, 2021, Exempt Resolution No. 625 of the Ministry of Mining (“Res. No. 625”) was published in the Official Gazette. Res. No. 265 sets forth a citizen consultation process on the proposal to amend Supreme Decree No. 248 of 2007, which approved the Regulations on the Approval of Projects of Design, Construction, Operation and Closure of Tailings Dams (the “Regulations”)...

Supply Tender 2021/01: New Public Tender for the Supply of Energy and Power to Supply the Consumption for Regulated Clients is Launched
Carey, February 2021

Regarding the Public Tender Process for the supply of energy and power to distribution companies that will take place this year (“2021/01 Tender Process”), please consider the following: On December 21, 2020, the National Energy Commission (CNE) approved the definitive Tender Rules for this process (the "Rules"), by means of the Exempt Resolution No. 478...

Will the Romanian Offshore be the Expected Investment Driver for New Energy Projects?
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, February 2021

With the main goal of the EU being to cut CO2 emissions in order to become carbon neutral by 2050, offshore represents valuable “available space” for the development of clean energy projects. While in some cases offshore is already a crowded place, other offshore locations are still free of significant energy infrastructure. Therefore, planning ahead is more important than ever...

Mining Rounds Advances: ANM Publishes Draft of the ToR and the Minute
Brigard Urrutia, February 2021

The National Mining Agency published for comments: (i) the Draft Resolution by means of which it adopted the Terms of Reference for the selection of proposals for the award of Special Contracts for the Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals in Strategic Mining Reserve Areas; (ii) such terms of reference; and (iii) the special contract minute...

Murky Waters: Assessing EPA’s Draft Guidance on Groundwater Regulation After the Maui County Decision
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, February 2021

Late last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a draft guidance intended to assist regulated entities and permitting authorities in applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, concerning Clean Water Act (“CWA”) jurisdiction over discharges to groundwater...

COVID-19: ANM Extends validity of Mineral titles and Suspension of Procedural and Material Deadlines until June 30, 2021
Veirano Advogados, January 2021

On January 22, 2021, the Federal Official Gazette published Resolution No. 55, by means of which the National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolutions No. 28/2020 and 46/2020, which deal with the suspension of deadlines of certain procedural and material acts under its competence, and the extension of the terms of mineral titles, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic...

 

 

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