Meet the Co-chairs - TIAG
Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW
Kvale Advokatfirma DA
Mexico City, August 4, 2014
Resulting from the amendments to the Constitution of Mexico, as published in the Official Gazette (Diario Oficial de la Federacion) on December 20, 2013 (the Energy Constitutional Reform), a comprehensive set of proposed new statutes and modifications to existing laws were brought by the President of Mexico before Congress, in the form of law initiatives.1 Said law initiatives, generally referred to as secondary legislation, are intended to regulate and implement the Energy Constitutional Reform, thus setting forth the foundation for a new energy legal framework in Mexico. After months of negotiations, those statutes and law amendments have now been approved by the Mexican Congress and will enter into effect upon publication by the Executive branch.
Contact: Att. Berna Asik Zibela; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey - TAGLaw)
Under the "Law on Use of Renewable Energy Resources for Electric Energy Generation" ("Renewable Energy Law"), renewable energy resources are listed as hydraulic, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, biogas (including landfill gas), wave, current and tidal energy, which are non-fossil energy resources.
Contact: James Plumb and Audine Bartlett; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)
Since the implementation of the Strategic Cropping Act 2011 (Qld) (SCL Act), the Queensland Government has continued to monitor the concerns of the agricultural industry and regional landholders regarding ongoing resource development.
Contact: James Plumb and Andrew Shute; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia - TAGLaw)
The Queensland Court of Appeal has recently been asked to consider the legal effect of an election notice issued pursuant to the negotiated access and compensation regime under the Queensland petroleum legislation.
Recent news that the government is to cut support for solar and onshore wind projects should not deter farmers from investing in the renewable technology.
According to Mark Neath, director at accountant Old Mill (Somerset, England), there is still plenty of support for the Feed in Tariff and Renewable Obligation Certificate schemes, despite the recent negative headlines. "The announcement actually related to a new support scheme, not "as many people thought - affecting the existing FiT and ROC payments," he says.