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Commission raids companies in the natural gas sector
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 11 2011

On 27 September 2011, the Commission confirmed that it has conducted unannounced dawn raids of several companies active in the supply, transmission and storage of natural gas across several member states


Oettinger delivers speech on the completion of the internal energy market
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 11 2011

On 29 September 2011, Gunther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy, delivered a speech which addressed the 2014 deadline set by the European Council for the completion of the internal energy market


EU adopts new rules on wholesale electricity and gas trading
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 18 2011

On 10 October 2011, the Council adopted the Commission’s proposed regulation on energy market integrity and transparency


Reshaping of the Energy Taxation Directive the European Parliament joins the battle
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • November 16 2011

The European Commission (the “EC”) proposal (the “Proposal”) for a Council Directive amending Directive 200396EC and restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (the “Energy Taxation Directive”) is facing hard times due to lack of consensus amongst the Member States


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 consults on commitments proposed by Siemens and Areva concerning nuclear technology markets
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • March 20 2012

On 14 March 2012, the European Commission published a notice in the Official Journal under Article 27(4) of Regulation 12003 to invite comments on the commitments proposed by Siemens AG and Areva SA pursuant to Article 9 of Regulation 12003


National legislation on the internal energy market in five member states is still not fully in line with EU rules
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • May 1 2012

On 26 April 2012, the Commission sent reasoned opinions to five Member States asking them to fully implement the Electricity and Gas Directives of the third energy reform package legislation


Updated prospectus content recommendations for mineral companies
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 27 2011

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) successor to the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) has published an update of the CESR recommendations for the consistent implementation of the Prospectus Directive, with revised recommendations as to the content requirements of prospectuses issued by mineral companies


Commission prohibits Austrian subsidies for energy intensive businesses
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Austria
  • March 21 2011

On 8 March 2011 the Commission found a provision of the revised Austrian Green Electricity Act (Ökostromgesetznovelle 2008), partially exempting energy intensive businesses from contributing to the funding of green electricity, to be in breach of EU state aid rules


Commission starts court action against Italy for failing to recover 295 million euros in aid to Alcoa.
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • March 29 2011

On 23 March, the Commission said it planned to take Italy to court for failing to recover 295 million in alleged state aid that it provided to Alcoa Inc. in preferential electricity tariffs