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European Commission proposes revamp of EU biofuels policy
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 17 2012

On October 17, 2012, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new directive amending the two major pieces of EU legislation on biofuels: Directive 200928EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Energy Directive or “RED”) and Directive 9870EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels (Fuel Quality Directive or “FQD”), both in force since 2009


Commission sends SO to Czech energy companies for obstruction during dawn raid
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • December 22 2010

On 20 December, the Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Energetický a průmyslový holding and J&T Investment Advisors, active in the electricity sector in the Czech Republic


Commission settlement opens up access to Italy’s natural gas market
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • October 1 2010

On 29 September 2010, the European Commission ("Commission") settled antitrust proceedings against ENI SpA ("ENI"


The United Kingdom introduces feed-in-tariffs
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 3 2010

An EU-wide framework for renewable energies was introduced in 2009 under the Renewable Energy Directive (Directive


EU focuswhere do we stand on the reshaping of the Energy Taxation Directive?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • June 19 2012

A year has passed since the publication, in April 2011, by the European Commission (EC) of its Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 200396EC (the Proposal), restructuring the European Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (the Energy Taxation Directive


Production and wholesale of conventional electricity in Germany exempted from EU public procurement rules
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 19 2012

On 24 April 2012, the European Commission adopted a formal decision generally exempting from the EU procurement rules all public companies active in the production and wholesale of conventional electricity in Germany


European Union tightens sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Syria, European Union
  • September 7 2011

The European Union has adopted new sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo, that entered into force on 3 September 2011 and build upon EU sanctions that became effective on 10 May 2011


Greece needs to recover around 17 million from Aluminium of Greece
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • July 18 2011

On 13 July 2011 the Commission concluded that lower electricity tariffs granted in 2007- 2008 by the Greek state-owned Public Power Corporation to Aluminium of Greece conferred an undue advantage to the company, in breach of EU state aid rules


Commission opens formal proceedings against Czech electricity incumbent CEZ
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • July 18 2011

On 15 July 2011 the Commission opened formal anti-trust proceedings to investigate whether CEZ a.s., the incumbent electricity producer in the Czech Republic, abused its dominant position on the Czech electricity market, in particular by hindering the entry of competitors, in breach of EU antitrust rules


European Parliament passes new rules on wholesale energy trading
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • September 26 2011

On 14 September 2011, the European Parliament approved the EU Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (“REMIT”) which aims to increase transparency in the energy wholesale market