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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.”
Decarbonisation of EU economies: How does it work?
Proposal to reform EU’s CO2 emissions trading system
On 15 July 2015 the European Commission published a proposal to amend the current Emissions Trading System Directive (2003/87/EC).
Proposal to reform EU’s CO2 emissions trading system
Work on stabilisation reserve for CO2 emissions draws to a close
On 8 July 2015 the European Parliament issued a decision establishing a market stability reserve (MSR) mechanism for CO2 emission allowances. The decision was approved by the Council of the European Union on 18 September 2015.
Work on stabilisation reserve for CO2 emissions draws to a close
New draft of the Renewable Energy Sources Act
Current producers of electricity from renewable energy sources as well as producers from modernised RES installations are to be offered a choice between maintaining the current support rules (using certificates of origin) and a new auction-based support system. The auction system would be applied with respect to new installations put into operation on or after 1 January 2016. Another major element of the latest proposal for the RES Act is support for “prosumer” generation of electricity at micro RES installations.
New draft of the Renewable Energy Sources Act
Uncertain future of support for industrial electricity customers
The Energy Law is to permit industrial users to obtain certificates of origin and present them for redemption for only a portion of the electricity they purchase. But the future of this support mechanism has been called into question.
Uncertain future of support for industrial electricity customers
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.
Do windmills and power lines spoil the landscape?
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.
Weronika Pelc: Penalties for unintentional violations may be lower
Amendments to the Energy Law concerning gas
Some of the issues of particular relevance to gas businesses under a recently adopted proposal to amend the Energy Law
Amendments to the Energy Law concerning gas
Amendments to the Energy Law concerning electricity
An overview of issues of particular importance to electricity businesses under a recently adopted proposal to amend the Energy Law
Amendments to the Energy Law concerning electricity
Reasonable regulations on shale gas benefit not just investors
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.
Reasonable regulations on shale gas benefit not just investors
Deregulation of Wholesale Gas Prices in Poland
On 19 February 2013, the Energy Regulatory Office Chairman issued a statement on the exemption from the obligation to submit for approval wholesale natural gas market tariffs.
Deregulation of Wholesale Gas Prices in Poland
Changing of the guard on the M&A market
The time when Western firms made spectacular M&A investments in Asian markets is over.
Changing of the guard on the M&A market