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Meet the Co-chairs - TIAG

Pestana, Felipe Batista dos Reis
Grupo Planus

Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Brede, Jens
Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Contact: Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C. (Mexico - TAGLaw)

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.

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Contact: Att. Berna Asik Zibela; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey - TAGLaw)

Under the "Law on Use of Renewable Energy Resources for Electric Energy Generation"[1] ("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.

Read more: Renewable Energy Under The Electricity Market Law

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. 

Read more: Regional Planning Interests - A New Layer of Approval for Queensland Resource Projects

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.

Read more: Negotiated Access to Land in Queensland – Is This the End of ADR?

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.

Read more: Government Support for Solar and Wind Projects Remains, says Old Mill