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A new permitting regime for medium combustion plants: what does it mean for operators?
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 26 2018

On 20 December 2018, the first phase of the new environmental permitting regime for medium combustion plants in England and Wales will come into

What Proponents Need to Know About the New SCC Decisions on Consultation of Indigenous Peoples
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2017

In Clyde River (Hamlet) v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. and its companion case Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines Inc

EnergyBit: Renewables support schemes: Feed-in tariffs and EU state aid rules
  • Loyens & Loeff
  • European Union
  • July 14 2017

Renewable energy technology is developing rapidly. For example, last week, Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie announced their plans to convert

Queensland water reform legislation commenced on 6 December 2016 - implications for mining tenure holders
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

The Queensland Government's water reform legislation commenced on 6 December 2016. Mining lease and mineral development licence holders need to

CER decision paper (CER11188) 26 October 2011 - financing of the SO preferred connection method in contestable builds
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • November 14 2011

On 26 October 2011, the CER issued a very important decision paper that will need to be reviewed by any party that is considering a “contestable build” of the connection works to connect its generation assets to the Distribution or Transmission System.

EU law cannot be applied retroactively to penalise Czech cartel
  • Nabarro LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • October 3 2011

Advocate General Kokott (AG) has given an opinion that EU anti-cartel laws cannot apply to companies in EU member states for actions taking place before the date of that country’s accession to the EU.

New York prepares to allow high-volume fracking
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2011

The State of New York, which already has a rigorous permitting process for oil and gas drilling, has issued a revised environmental impact statement and proposed regulations governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and horizontal drilling.

ECJ rules on preferential access to electricity transmission system in Slovakia
  • Mayer Brown
  • Slovakia, European Union
  • September 26 2011

On 15 September 2011, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) dismissed an action by the Commission in which it claimed that the Slovak Republic had breached rules on non-discriminatory access to electricity transmission systems.

KDHE grants unprecedented stay of final air permit for proposed coal-fired facility
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2011

In an order issued on July 20, 2011, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) granted a stay of the 18-month construction period provided for in the final air permit issued to an 895-megawatt coal-fired facility proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to be built in Holcomb, Kansas.

U.S. geological survey releases new assessment of Marcellus gas
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2011

The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas, and 3.4 billion barrels of recoverable natural gas liquids, according to a just-released assessment by USGS of geological and engineering data.