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Stop press: new tax proposals may have major impact on data centre costs
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2011

The Government has recently announced, in its White Paper on Electricity Market Reform (EMR), further green taxes that will have, in their own words, a “significant impact” on energy-intensive industries, such as data centres.

Ofgem proposes radical overhaul of UK electricity and gas markets: “Energy companies have failed to play it straight with consumers"
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2011

The UK energy regulator, Ofgem, has announced a series of radical reforms to force open electricity and gas markets.

The Energy Bill 201011: green, but not the whole, deal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2010

On 8 December 2010 the Energy Bill 201011 had its first reading in the House of Lords.

CER Competition Review Q2 2010: retail electricity market
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • October 21 2010

The CER Competition Review is the second competition review of the electricity retail markets.

Deregulation of ESB retail electricity pricing
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • May 21 2010

Following publication of a number of consultation papers over the last few months, the CER on 21 April 2010 published its decision paper "Review of the Regulatory Framework for the Retail Electricity Market, Roadmap to Deregulation" (the "Roadmap") amidst considerable publicity.

Global adjustment: a political time bomb in Ontario
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 25 2009

Prior to April, 2009, most Ontario electricity consumers probably paid little attention to the "Provincial Benefit" line item on their electricity bills.

Ofgem finds its teeth in battle with Grid
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2009

At a time when the confidence of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) to allow market forces to prevail appears to be at an all time low, the recent decision by the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) to uphold its finding that National Grid acted in breach of competition law must be a welcome victory for the regulator.

GB energy supply probe: regulator seeks industry action
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2008

Following the Select Committee report on energy prices earlier this year, Ofgem has published the initial findings of its own investigation into the gas and electricity retail supply markets in Great Britain.

The end of cheap energy and the dawn of fuel poverty
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 4 2008

The following is a summary of the recent House of Commons report on energy prices and fuel poverty in the UK.

Commission opens Belgian gas market to competition
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium, European Union
  • October 31 2007

Commitments offered by Distrigas to open the Belgian gas market have been made legally binding by a formal decision just adopted by the European Commission.