GALICIA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF GALICIA (“DOG”)
Act 4/2014, of May 8, amending Act 8/2009, of December 22, regulating the use of wind power in Galicia, and creating wind energy tax and the Environmental Compensation Fund.
DOG 092, May 15, 2014
This act amends Act 8/2009, regulating the use of wind power in Galicia. Its aims include promoting wind farms to revive the region’s economy. The most relevant change is the temporary modification of when the developer or beneficiary entity must pay the deposit (2% of the building work estimate for the facility) when requesting administrative authorization. Under Act 8/2009, this had to be paid one month before the works started; under Act 4/2014, it can be paid on the start date of the works. The deposit will be returned once the certificate accrediting final service operation has been obtained and the industrial development project has been complied with.
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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (“OJEU”)
Directive 2014/52/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, of April 16, 2014, amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. OJEU Series L 124, April 25, 2014 Commission Regulation (UE) No. 312/2014, of March 26, 2014, establishing a network code on gas balancing of transmission networks. OJEU L-91, March 27, 2014 REGULATION (EU) No. 421/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16, 2014, amending Directive 2003/87/EC, establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in view of the implementation by 2020 of an international agreement applying a single global market-based measure to international aviation emissions. OJEU Series L 129, April 30, 2014
OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE SPANISH STATE ("BOE”)
Electricity: Royal Decree 216/2014, of March 28, establishing the method for calculating the voluntary prices for small energy consumers and the applicable contract regime.
(BOE 77, March 29, 2014)
Atmospheric pollution: Royal Decree 163/2014, of March 14, creating the register of carbon footprint, compensation and projects to absorb carbon dioxide. (BOE 77, March 31, 2014)
Order AAA/702/2014, of April 28, approving the State Plan Protecting the Shoreline from Pollution.
BOE 107, May 2, 2014 Resolution of May 14, 2014, by the Directorate General of Energy Policy and Mining, establishing the value of the DIFp (the price difference) the main electricity sellers must apply when billing electricity consumption for the first quarter of 2014 to consumers to whom they had charged the voluntary price for small consumers. BOE 118, May 15, 2014
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Resolution of May 8, 2014, by the State Secretary for Energy, approving the amendment of the following operational procedures of the Peninsular Electricity System (SEP): (i) P.O.-7.3 Tertiary regulation; (ii) P.O.-14.4 Collection rights and payment obligations of system adjustment services; and (iii) P.O.-14.6 Settlement of international exchanges not carried out by market participants, to implement crossborder exchanges of balancing energy. BOE 115 12/05/2014 Resolution of May 9, 2014, by the State Secretary for Energy, approving the operational rules of the daily and intraday electricity markets, and the standard-form contract for those rules. BOE 114 10/05/2014 Resolution of April 29, 2014, by the State Secretary for Energy, establishing the content and format of the annual and multi-annual investment plans submitted by companies owning electricity distribution plants. BOE 105 30/04/2014 Resolution of April 29, 2014, by the Directorate General of Energy Policy and Mining, establishing the criteria that electricity distribution companies must follow when sending the audited inventory of electricity distribution plants implemented before January 1, 2014. BOE 105 30/04/2014 Resolution of April 29, 2014, by the Directorate General of Energy Policy and Mining, establishing the criteria that electricity distribution companies must follow when drafting the external audit report for all plants implemented in 2013, and when modifying the remuneration of existing installations whose remuneration parameters changed during 2013. BOE 105 30/04/2014 Resolution of April 8, 2014, by the Directorate General of Energy Policy and Mining, publishing the new pre-tax sales prices of piped liquefied petroleum gas. BOE 90 14/04/2014
Circular 2/2014, of March 12, by the National Markets and Competition Commission, establishing methods for accessing crossborder infrastructures, including the procedures for assigning capacity and managing congestion, and methods for providing balancing services between systems managed by different system operators.
(BOE 65, March 17, 2014)
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ARAGÓN - OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF ARAGÓN (“BOA”)
Decree 46/2014, of April 1, by the government of Aragón, regulating action relating to the energy efficiency certification of buildings in the autonomous region of Aragón and creating the corresponding register.
BOA 069, April 7, 2014
ASTURIAS – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF ASTURIAS (“BOPA”)
Act 1/2014, of April 14, by the Principality of Asturias, on the tax on the environmental effects of water use.
BOPA 092, April 22, 2014
CATALONIA – OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE CATALAN GOVERNMENT (“DOGC”)
Opinion 6/2014, of February 14, on Environmental Assessment Act 21/2013, of December 9.
DOGC 6593, March 31, 2014
Opinion 7/2014, of February 27, on Electricity Sector Act 24/2013, of December 26.
DOGC 6596, April 3, 2014
Opinion 12/2014, of March 20, on Royal Decree 1048/2013, of December 27, establishing methods for calculating the remuneration of the electricity distribution activity. (DOGC 6606, April 21, 2014)
CASTILLA Y LEÓN – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF CASTILLA Y LEÓN (“BOCyL”)
Decree 11/2014, of March 20, approving the Sectoral Scope Regional Plan named Plan Integral de Residuos de Castilla y León (Comprehensive Waste Plan of Castilla y León).
(BOCyL 57, March 24, 2014)
LA RIOJA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF LA RIOJA (“BOR”) Decree 10/2014, of March 14, developing heading II, section III of Act 5/2002, of October 8, regarding Environmental Protection in La Rioja, on applying the reviewed EU ecolabel system in the autonomous region of La Rioja. (BOR 34, March 19, 2014)
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NAVARRA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF NAVARRA (“BON”) Regional order 55/2014, of March 4, by the Minister for Rural Development, the Environment and Local Administration, approving the 2014 Environmental Inspection Program for Industrial Activity of the Autonomous Region of Navarra. BON 062, April 1, 2014