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Decarbonisation of EU economies: How does it work?
The issue of decarbonisation of the economies of EU member states, and in particular Poland, generates a lot of heat. Decarbonising the economy was named as one of the EU’s five energy priorities in the Commission communication entitled “A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy.”
Do windmills and power lines spoil the landscape?
The Polish Parliament is working on a bill known as the “Landscape Act,” which is intended to introduce effective mechanisms for protecting the landscape. But an unintended consequence could be to block the construction of aerial masts, power lines and wind turbines, rather than merely regulate their location.
Weronika Pelc: Penalties for unintentional violations may be lower
An interview with Weronika Pelc, partner in charge of the Energy Law Practice at Wardyński & Partners, on fines imposed by the energy regulator in Poland and possibilities for mitigation of penalties.
Reasonable regulations on shale gas benefit not just investors
energy, environmental protection
An interview with Weronika Pelc, the partner in charge of the Energy Law Practice, and Michał Barłowski, the partner in charge of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practices, about shale gas projects in Poland.
New regulation on energy from renewables
energy, new provisions
The new regulation of the Polish Minister of Economy on electricity and heat generated from renewable sources of energy goes into effect at the beginning of 2013. It will increase the share of renewables in the production of electricity and heat.
Investors may review expert reports on the effect of electrical connections
energy, other courts, competition
The Court of Competition and Consumer Protection has broken the power companies’ monopoly on information about the condition of the power grid in proceedings seeking a connection to the grid.
The requirement for legalisation of foreign official documents
Courts and state offices typically demand legalisation or apostille of official documents issued in another country, but it is not always necessary.
Proposal for Renewable Energy Sources Act
The proposed new Renewable Energy Sources Act would significantly change the system of support for electricity produced in Poland from renewable resources.
Gas Law proposal
In the last issue we discussed the proposed new Energy Law. Now it is time to turn to the second element in the package of energy legislation presented in December 2011 by the Polish Ministry of Economy.
Proposed new Energy Law with a focus on electricity
At the end of 2011 the Polish utility sector received a present from the government in the form of a long-awaited package of proposed energy legislation. How could it change the rules of the market?
Weronika Pelc: Rising electricity prices reflect the cost of compliance with EU requirements
An interview with Weronika Pelc, who heads the Energy Law practice at Wardyński & Partners, about changes in the law and the prospects for growth of the utility industry.
New rules for sale of electricity
energy, new provisions
The requirement to sell electricity on the commodities exchange, on an online trading platform and in the form of an open tender is about to go into effect.