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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")...

Schwabe Gets Briefed on JTM’s Esterra Park Carbon-Neutral Project
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, June 2021

The final phase of the Esterra Park development in Redmond, Washington, is a carbon-neutral development. Schwabe client JTM Construction is the general contractor for that project. As attorneys, we are interested in staying up to date on market trends, so we asked JTM to put together a panel to brief Schwabe’s Real Estate and Construction industry group on the carbon-neutral aspects of the project...

Batteries and Electrical and Electronic Devices: The Ministry of the Environment Initiates the Process of Drafting the Supreme Decree that will Set Forth…
Carey, June 2021

On May 28, 2021, Exempt Resolution No. 310, dated April 16, 2021 of the Ministry of the Environment was published in the Official Gazette. By means of such resolution, the Ministry of the Environment initiates the process of drafting the Supreme Decree that will set forth collection and recovery goals and other related obligations for batteries and electrical and electronic devices. Regulated priority products: "Batteries" and "Electrical and Electronic devices"...

Can the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Protect Consumers from Product Greenwashing?
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2021

The ethical consumer market in the UK has increased four-fold since 1999, and now is conservatively estimated at over £40bn per annum. Consumers are actively changing their behaviours in favour of more sustainable and ethical choices. As a result, companies are increasingly creating or adapting their offerings to appeal to these consumer preferences...

Business Ethics: The Key Issues Surrounding the Code of Ethics
PLMJ, May 2021

There is a growing consensus among business stakeholders and society at large that mere compliance with legal rules is not enough tolive up to the requirements of business integrity. Moreover, legal rules often use vague concepts and ethics are also useful to give concrete expression to the required practices...

Legal Due Diligence and Human Rights: The Role of Companies and M&A Lawyers
PLMJ, May 2021

Legal due diligence processes are widely known in the context ofmergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate reorganisation projects. Their aim is to analyse the operations and organisation ofcompanies to identify their degree of compliance with applicable legal and contractual regulations, the level of risk of non-compliance, and the potential sources of legal and contractual liability...

Environmental, Mining: Tailings Management - New Standards
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The International Council on Mining & Metals published new standards for tailings management, aiming to assist mining companies to improve their performance and to comply with safety and environmental requirements...

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...

New Information Requirement for Producers of Priority Products in the Context of the EPR Law
Carey, May 2021

By means of Resolution No. 375 , dated May 3, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment has instructed a new information request for producers of priority products, in the context of Law No. 20,920 on Waste Management, Extended Producer Responsibility and Recycling Promotion ( "EPR Law")...

Ohio COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program Expands Eligible Entities and Extends Reimbursement Deadline
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, May 2021

The Ohio COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program allows eligible private employers to receive reimbursement for eligible inspections, assessments, maintenance, and/or improvements to indoor heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to help control the spread of COVID-19. Employers are not eligible for this program if any other federal funding has been supplied for the same purposes...

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...

SEA Publishes Document on Technical Contents for the Environmental Assessment of Water Resources
Carey, April 2021

The Environmental Assessment Service (" EAS ") is preparing technical documents, as a supplement for the environmental assessment guides, to standardize criteria, background and procedures within the Environmental Impact Assessment System (“ EIAS ”)...

First Florida Climate Change Suit May Be Just The Beginning
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, April 2021

For most of the last decade, creative plaintiffs attorneys and their clients — states, municipalities and environmental groups — have pushed novel, untested tort theories designed to hold energy companies, and sometimes, those same state and municipal interests, liable for climate change. Plaintiffs have concentrated their efforts in West Coast forums. But New York and Baltimore saw some action too. Florida, by and large, has avoided the fray. No longer...

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...

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...

More Room for Joint Sustainability Initiatives
Van Doorne N.V., April 2021

The realisation of large sustainability projects often requires various market players to work together...

Focus on COP26: The Long Road to Glasgow
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021

The UK will host the UN’s COP26 climate change conference in November 2021, but what is a COP – and what happened at the previous 25 COPs? 15 April 2021 marks 200 days until COP26 is due to start. Taking place in Glasgow from 1-12 November 2021, COP26 is the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

Climate Reporting Bill to Receive First Reading this Week
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2021

On 12 April 2021, the New Zealand Government introduced the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (Bill), which will receive its first reading this week.  Once passed, disclosures will be required for financial years commencing in 2022, meaning that the first disclosures will be made in 2023...

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...

General Permit for Winery Process Water Discharge Issued
Buchalter, April 2021

  The State Water Resources Control Board (“SWRCB”) approved the much-debated General Waste Discharge Requirements for Winery Process Water (“Winery Order”) on January 20, 2021. Although the official version of the approved Winery Order has not been released, an uncertified copy has been posted on the SWRCB website. Based on that document, most of the elements of the draft Winery Order remain unchanged from the most-recent draft issued for public comment...

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...

Focus on COP 26: Jargon Buster
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021

It is only seven months until the eyes of the world fall on Glasgow as it hosts COP 26. 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...

Impacts on Creditors Servicers Preparing for Uncertain Future CFPB Debt Collection Working Session 7
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, April 2021

Although there is considerable uncertainty about what the future holds for the CFPB’s Debt Collection Final Rule, it is still currently set to become effective on November 30, 2021. This has caused many in the industry to wonder what should be done while we wait for answers. Join us to learn more about the current status of the Debt Collection Final Rule, and what steps you might consider taking now...

The Biden Administration: What to Expect in Regards to Environmental Issues Webinar Recording
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, April 2021

This presentation will cover the Biden administration’s environmental policy goals and the regulatory changes we can expect from the administration in the environmental sphere. We will discuss potential changes we anticipate in the Clean Water Act WOTUS rule, changes to energy policy, and new regulation of PFAS compounds. We will also discuss the impact of the new administration at EPA and what clients can expect going forward in their dealings with EPA...

 

 

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