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SEC Releases RfP For 2 Solar Projects – First Of Many Opportunities For IPP And IWP Developers
This represents a significant opportunity for local and international developers, contractors and suppliers.
Saudi Arabia
16 Nov 2016
The Implications Of The Transition To A ‘Circular Economy', And Overview Of The Content And Current Status Of Draft EU Implementing Legislation
In this client alert we discuss the implications of the transition to a ‘circular economy' for producers of, and traders in, raw and/or recycled materials of all kinds, manufacturers of products and actors in all stages of the commodity and product value chain.
European Union
26 May 2016
Navigating The Green Bonds Markets In China
China's climate change objectives under the Paris Agreement will require it to invest a massive amount of capital into growing its domestic renewable energy generation, as well as invest in other emissions-reducing efforts.
16 May 2016
DEWA Releases RfP For 800MW Solar IPP
The Solar Park Scheme is central to the Emirate of Dubai's 2030 sustainability vision, which aims in part to increase the contribution of renewable energy to power generation capacity.
United Arab Emirates
20 Jan 2016
Fitness For Purpose Or Reasonable Skill And Care, Which Is It To Be?
The Court of Appeal recently considered the interpretation of conflicting fitness for purpose and reasonable skill and care provisions in a contract for a large engineering and construction project.
3 Jun 2015
Analysis: Early Closure Of The ROCs Regime Ruled Lawful
The Government’s decision to close the ROC subsidy scheme for larger solar PV installations two years early, and the grace periods introduced to mitigate the effects of the closure, were upheld as lawful by the High Court.
11 Feb 2015
Bright Days For Large Scale Solar Operators; Sunstroke For The Smaller Players: Latest News On CfDs
National Grid has made its decisions as to eligibility for participation in the first Contracts for Difference auction but the auction process itself has been delayed as some applicants have asked Ofgem to review National Grid's decisions.
21 Jan 2015
BRING ME SUNSHINE: UK Government Reviewing Support For Renewable Projects From The Renewable Obligation Scheme
The Government is again reviewing the support it gives for renewable projects from the Renewables Obligation Scheme.
27 Oct 2014
Electricity Market Reform Update: Renewables Obligation Grace Periods For Solar PV
Last year we published an alert summarising the government’s proposals for the transition from the Renewables Obligation regime to Contracts for Difference.
24 Oct 2014
Electricity Market Reform Update: Contracts For Difference Allocation Procedure
In the past year a series of government publications and consultations have given greater clarity to the government’s thinking as to how the new CfD regime will work.
13 Oct 2014
Update On Electricity Market Reform: Contracts For Difference
This is the second of a series of three client alerts considering recent developments in the UK Government’s Electricity Market Reform programme.
15 Aug 2013
UK Electricity Market Reform Update: Overview
The UK government’s Electricity Market Reform (EMR) programme represents the single biggest change to this country’s electricity market in a generation.
7 Aug 2013
Solar Power In Europe: EU Imposes Anti-Dumping Tariffs On Chinese Imports
It was recently announced that the European Commission would be imposing provisional anti-dumping tariffs on solar panels imported from China.
14 Jun 2013
Resource Nationalism And Its Impact On Infrastructure Projects
The global demand for natural resources continues unabated. As revenues increase and profits soar in the face of this demand, there has been a resurgence of "resource nationalism" with resource-rich host states seeking greater control or a larger share of the revenue generated from its resources.
19 May 2013
Renewables Obligation - Is UK Solar On The ROCs?
Given the British Government’s recent periodical decreases in the levels of Feed in Tariff support for solar PV projects, the announcement that it is also consulting in reductions in Renewables Obligation support will not come as a surprise.
13 Sep 2012
Grandfathering The Renewable Obligation: How The ROC Market Will Continue Following The Switch To The Feed In Tariff System In 2017
Despite regular reassurances from the UK Government that the RO system will be "grandfathered" in such a way as to keep the system operational and effective beyond 2017, the proposed closing of the RO scheme to new entrants and its replacement by the new FiT CfD1 has caused unease amongst potential investors, who are concerned as to the value and stability of the RO system following the switch.
22 Aug 2012
UK Renewables Obligation 2013-17 Banding Review Decisions Finally Announced
On 25 July 2012, the UK Government (through the DECC – the Department of Energy and Climate Change) published its long awaited response to its October 2011 to January 2012 consultation on future levels of banded support under the UK Renewables Obligation (RO).
2 Aug 2012
Does It FiT? Government Consults On "Improvements" To The Feed In Tariff Scheme
On 9 February 2012, the British Government published a further consultation on their review of the Feed in Tariff (FiT) scheme for subsidising low-carbon energy generation. This follows a previous consultation published on 31 October 2011, and a series of judicial reviews following the first consultation.
23 Feb 2012
Round 3 Of The UK's Offshore Wind Programme Has Challenges Ahead
Progress is lagging behind the Crown Estate's intended timescales for Round 3 of the UK's offshore wind programme. Why is this so and what can be done to put Round 3 projects back on track?
12 Jan 2012
US Ethanol Subject Of New European Commission Investigation
A complaint has been lodged by the European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE) in October 2011, pursuant to Article 10 of the Council Regulation (EC) No 597/2009 of 11 June 2009 and Article 5 of the Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 of 30 November 2009 ('the basic Regulation').
European Union
1 Dec 2011
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