Chile: Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Law moves forwardWith the issuance of Resolution 13 of 2023, the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Law of 2021 (Law 21305) is moving forward. This new resolution lists the companies that must actively manage their energy consumption and how it should be implemented.
Mexico: SENER and CRE publish new rules for the resumption of legal deadlines and terms after the health crisisOn March 1st, 2023, the Agreement resuming legal terms and deadlines at the Ministry of Energy (SENER) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) Agreement A/004/2023 containing the new rules applicable to certain formalities, procedures and activities after the suspension of deadlines due to the COVID-19 health emergency, came into force.
Poland: Amendment of the Wind Energy Investment Act opens up new development opportunitiesLa Cámara Baja del Parlamento polaco (Sejm) aprobó, el 8 de febrero de 2023, una enmienda de la Ley de Inversión en Parques Eólicos y algunas otras leyes. Hasta su enmienda, la ley limitaba las oportunidades de inversión en parques eólicos, al exigir su construcción a una distancia media de más de 1 km de los edificios de viviendas. Además, los residentes de los municipios en los que iban a instalarse los parques carecían de influencia alguna sobre las inversiones. La enmienda aprobada en el Sejm pretende resolver dichas cuestiones.
Counter-reform of Mexican electricity system in the spotlight: state of playThe electricity system has been a big focus point in Mexico in recent years and is now attracting attention after the government’s attempt to implement changes (particularly the sought constitutional reform). This article describes the state of play, arranged in the order of events.
Mexican Chamber of Representatives discarded the constitutional reform in the electricity industryThe vote on the initiative, which, among other measures, intended to grant a majority and advantageous stake to state-owned companies, failed to reach the super-majority vote of two thirds established by the Federal Constitution.
Mexico: The Energy Regulatory Commission issued new rules for the processing of electricity generation permitsThe novelties translate into an increase in the regulatory burden: the requirements to accredit the legal, technical and financial capacities of the applicants and the obligations they assume when the permit is granted are increased.
Resolution of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico on the Action of Unconstitutionality of the amendments to the Electricity Industry Law: where are we, and where are we going to?On April 5 and 7, 2022, the Plenary of the National Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) discussed the draft resolution for the unconstitutionality action 64/2021 filed by some Senators of the Congress of the Union against certain articles of the Decree of March 2021, by means of which several provisions of the Electricity Industry Law (LIE) were amended and added.
Royal Decree-Law 6/2022: key measures for the electricity industry and for renewable electricity generationThe main new steps approved by the government for the electricity industry are a revision of the remuneration parameters for 2022, and measures to speed up the application handling procedures for renewable energy projects.