March 6, 2021

Latest negative list opens power sector up to foreign investors

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August 20 2018 | By Libin Zhang Contributed by Broad & Bright From ILO Energy & Natural Resources China Introduction Regulatory history 2018 negative list New types of ownership Challenges Domestic impact Introduction Prior to China’s economic reform, non-public ownership models were forbidden under the socialist economic doctrine.(1) This – combined with arguments from national […]

China: New measures enhance development of distributed wind power projects

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By Huayan Liao Contributed by Broad & Bright From ILO Introduction On 3 April 2018 the National Energy Administration (NEA) issued the Interim Administrative Measures for the Development and Construction of Distributed Wind Power Projects (NEA Order 30). The measures took effect on their date of issuance and are valid for five years. The measures […]

Rio de Janeiro begins levying tax on production of oil and gas

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By Godofredo Mendes Vianna Contributed by Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados From Independent Law Office Energy & Natural Resources Brazil As of May 2016 Rio de Janeiro has begun to levy a new state environmental control and inspection tax on the control, monitoring and supervision of research, mining, exploration and production of oil and gas […]

New specifications on energy supplier’s obligation to take energy efficiency measures

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By Bernd Rajal and Mark Tuttinger Contributed by Schoenherr Rechtsanwälte From International Law Office ILO Introduction Under Section 10 of the Federal Energy Efficiency Act,(1) certain energy utilities which commercially supply end consumers with energy in Austria must, as of 2015, take energy efficiency measures on an annual basis. The energy efficiency measures must equal […]