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European Commission approves six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland
  • Slaughter and May
  • European Union
  • February 15 2018

On 7 February 2018 the European Commission announced the approval under State aid rules of electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany

New government energy programme
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • January 15 2018

On October 15 2017 Austria elected a new Parliament. Following the elections, a new government was formed - a coalition between the

FERC Rejects Department of Energy Proposal Benefitting Coal and Nuclear
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 9 2018

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected the Department of Energy's (DOE) Proposed Rule, which would have

Changes to the Electricity Law to Foster Growth
  • Hergüner Bilgen Özeke
  • Turkey
  • January 3 2018

Turkey is taking the necessary legislative steps to enhance its investment environment, ensure the security of its energy supply, promptly integrate

Bulgarian court uses amendments to Electricity Trading Rules to sustain their validity
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • Bulgaria
  • December 29 2017

Recent amendments to the Electricity Trading Rules (“Trading Rules”), which entered into force on 15 December 2017, introduce the legal framework for

Amendments To The Electricity Market License Regulation
  • CMS Legal
  • Turkey
  • December 27 2017

On 15 December 2017, the Electricity Market Regulatory Authority (the "EMRA") amended the existing electricity market license regulation (the

Changes in the Bulgarian Energy Act for more transparency on the free electricity market
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
  • Belgium
  • December 18 2017

Since the Bulgarian Independent Energy Exchange was launched in January 2016, all market participants expected that it would ensure market

Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program - Competition exceeds expectations
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • December 18 2017

In 2017, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) commenced the first Renewable Electricity Program (REP) competition in Alberta. The REP is a

FERC Claims Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Energy Efficiency Resources in Wholesale Electricity Markets
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2017

On December 1, 2017, FERC concluded that it has exclusive jurisdiction over the participation of energy efficiency resources ("EERs") in wholesale

The electrification of the economy: Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • November 15 2017

On October 26, 2017, the Ontario government issued its latest Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) entitled Delivering Fairness and Choice pursuant to the