After arduous legal battles in the Mexican courts with negative results for the Mexican Government in connection with a variety of regulatory and administrative provisions that de facto set back the 2013 Energy Reform, the President of Mexico submitted before the Mexican Congress a bill amending various provisions of the Electricity Industry Law (the Bill). The Bill was filed as a "preferred" bill, so it is subject to a fast-track procedure of discussion, voting and, if applicable, passing.
On January 21, 2021, the President of the Republic of Poland signed the Act on the Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms (Offshore Act), which is expected to give momentum to the Polish renewable energy industry and form part of Poland's energy security system.
The Energy Regulatory Commission published this Monday in the Federal Official Gazette the "Agreement by which all deadlines and legal terms that were suspended as a measure to prevent and combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 by means of resolutions No. A/010/2020, A/014/2020, A/015/2020 and A/018/202, are resumed.
In an effort to mitigate risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, the Permanent Commission of the CRE (Energy Regulatory Comission) determined that the cessation of terms and deadlines associated with proceedings processed before the CRE will be extended.
Although pledges were secured, many are disappointed with the outcome of this climate summit because it failed to achieve the objectives set for it.
Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is the central goal of European environmental policies in the coming years. With this in mind, the Portuguese government recently approved the Carbon Neutrality Roadmap 2050, establishing the main vectors of decarbonisation to be implemented, mainly in the electricity and mobility industries.
On August 19th, 2019, the National Agency for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection of the Hydrocarbons Sector (ASEA), published a Mexican official standard to regulate guard warehouses for the for distribution and retailing of liquefied petroleum gas through portable containers and transportable pressurized containers; for the design, construction and pre-start, operation and maintenance, closure and decommissioning stages.
The conditions for competition set for the auction were not met. The next auction is expected to take place in the second quarter of this year. Before June 30, 2019 in other words.
Climate change is no longer simply a corporate social responsibility issue. It will have the same impact on boards’ members, organization and decisions as privacy or cybersecurity, for example.
The Ministry of Energy published the General Administrative Rules on Social Impact Assessment of Projects in the Energy Sector (“Rules”). The Rules set forth requirements for drafting and filing an Assessment report, as well as the procedure for the issuance of a Resolution and Recommendations.