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Grandfathering policy for Dedicated Biomass, Anaerobic Digestion and Energy from Waste projects under the renewables obligation - outcome of DECC consultation

USA - August 2 2010 On the 31 March 2010 the Department of Energy and Climate Change launched a consultation on whether it should adopt a grandfathering policy under the Renewables Obligation Order 2009 for electricity generators powered from Dedicated Biomass, Anaerobic Digestion and Energy from Waste.

Richard Esteves Mills, Matthew Williams

Offshore wind development in the UK - a government partnership approach

United Kingdom - May 20 2010 Ambitious targets set by the European Union for the proportion of energy use from renewable resources have been particularly challenging for the United Kingdom.

Zero-rating of emissions allowances

United Kingdom - August 13 2009 The UK Treasury has announced that all supplies of emissions allowances within the UK will be zero rated for Value Added Tax ("VAT") purposes from 31 July 2009.

Charlie Elphicke, Edward Humphries, Leigh Lisk, Matthew Williams

U.S. House passes climate change legislation

USA - June 30 2009 The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 on Friday, June 26, by a vote of 219 to 212.

Joseph C. Stanko, Jr., Scott J. Stone, Tauna M. Szymanski, Matthew Williams

Developments in the British and European biomass and energy crop power market

European Union, United Kingdom - June 19 2009 From the uplifting words of Barack Obama in his inauguration address to the more mundane wordsmiths of the British statutory draftsmen in the U.K.’s Renewables Obligation Order, it seems like the harnessing of energy from “the soil” or biomass and energy crops is gathering political support and gaining momentum on a global basis.