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SKRINE | Malaysia | 23 Aug 2021

Future of cross-border electricity trade in Malaysia

Following the announcement of the Laos-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project, the Energy Commission published the Guide for Cross-Border Electricity Power Sales, which sets out the framework for cross-border electricity sales between Peninsular Malaysia and either Singapore or Thailand. This article examines the main aspects of the framework for cross-border electricity sales,......
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ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law | Turkey | 7 Mar 2019

Competition aspects of merger control: 2018 M&A status report

The Competition Board recently published its annual M&A status report, which outlines statistics concerning merger control decisions with regard to the number of transactions, the parties' country of origin, economic activities and transaction values. The Competition Board reviewed a total of 223 mergers and acquisitions in 2018, which is higher than average and constitutes a 21% increase......
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | France, USA | 31 Jan 2019

Paris Court of Appeal may revisit definition of 'investment' under Energy Charter Treaty

The US District Court for the District of Columbia recently lifted a stay of proceedings to confirm an award issued by an ad hoc tribunal in Paris under the Energy Charter Treaty. The district court noted that the French Court of Cassation had overturned a decision of the Paris Court of Appeal setting aside the award. This article revisits the relevant facts and issues that gave rise to the......
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Rokas Law Firm | Greece | 19 Nov 2018

RES update – competitive procedures for FiP

The new renewable energy sources state aid scheme was introduced in Greece in 2016 by way of Law 4414/2016. On 18 October 2018 the Regulatory Energy Agency launched the second regular competitive procedures for determining the reference prices of state aid for wind and solar energy producers in Greece, which offers a total tender capacity of 423 megawatts. The first regular competition......
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Maćešić & Partners | Croatia | 5 Nov 2018

Amendments to Act on Renewable Energy Sources and High-Efficiency Cogeneration

The government recently adopted a number of amendments to the Act on Renewable Energy Sources and High-Efficiency Cogeneration. According to the government, the amendments aim to harmonise national law with the EU legal framework, introduce an integration process for eligible producers of renewable electricity and high-efficiency cogeneration on the electricity market and reduce the......
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Stek | Netherlands | 22 Oct 2018

New milestones to combat climate change

The government is working hard to achieve its climate goals and has set new milestones to implement a carbon price floor, a climate agreement and the Climate Act. Further, in a landmark judgment, The Hague Appeal Court recently ordered the government to do more to combat climate change. The appeal court's judgment is unprecedented and may serve as a wake-up call for other governments worldwide.
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Schoenherr | Austria | 3 Sep 2018

Automatic permits for certain energy infrastructure projects

The proposed new Location Development Act aims to regulate a special selection procedure for individual, location-relevant projects (eg, electricity grids and power plants). While the economy rejoices over faster legal security, non-governmental organisations and lawyers have expressed doubts about the maintenance of the standard of other material laws and the legal admissibility of the......
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Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados | Portugal | 3 Sep 2018

ERSE gets new supervisory duties

Pursuant to the State Budget 2017, the liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum-derived products and biofuels sectors, which were previously under the National Fuels Market Authority's supervision, are now subject to the Energy Services Regulatory Entity's (ERSE's) supervision. Minor changes have also been made to the ERSE's consulting bodies.
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Bruun & Hjejle | Denmark | 27 Aug 2018

New energy agreement allocates Dkr19 billion for green energy

The government and all parties in Parliament recently entered into an agreement which entails a major commitment to developing green energy by 2030. The agreement contains a broad range of green initiatives and tax reliefs on electricity which aim to encourage Danish consumers to swap fossil fuels for green electricity. Similarly, the planned modernisation of the heating sector aims to......
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Broad & Bright | China | 20 Aug 2018

Latest negative list opens power sector up to foreign investors

The 2018 negative list was released in the middle of the current Sino-US trade war and is thus largely a gesture to show China's commitment to making consistent, reformative progress towards trade liberalisation. The new negative list has significantly opened the market up to foreign investment, particularly in the energy sector. Among the restrictions which have been lifted are those......
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