Energy (J)

Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Brede, Jens
Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Meet the Co-chairs - TIAG

Pestana, Felipe Batista dos Reis
Grupo Planus

Energy (J)

In response to concerns associated with rising prices for the domestic supply of natural gas, coupled with concerns about potential supply shortfalls, the Malcolm Turnbull led Coalition Government introduced the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) with much fanfare in July 2017.

Read more: Federal Government Releases Review of the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

Authors: Grace Black, Kathryn Walker, Martin Lovell

Submissions from generators, retailers and investors have raised serious concerns over the Australian Energy Market Commission's (AEMC) proposal to overhaul wholesale pricing and transmission access.

Read more: Stakeholder Submissions Raise Concerns Over Coordination of Generation and Transmission...

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By: Joshua Rosen, Esq. and Gregory Franklin, Esq.

Since the turn of the century, clean renewable energy in the United States has transitioned from being an unconventional novelty to an integral part of our country’s energy mix. Mainstream acceptance was primarily limited by the development of the infrastructure to get this type of energy to the masses. Across the United States, it is no longer unusual to see large-scale wind and solar farms, solar panels on homes, and electric vehicles on the road. As Americans debate our role in climate change, there is one undeniable truth—clean renewable energy is increasingly important to our nation’s energy security.

Read more: “Refhyne,” A European Hydrogen Infrastructure Project to Watch

Authors: Kathryn Walker & Martin Lovell

The State Planning Commission has released a discussion paper on proposed policy changes to renewable energy projects in South Australia.

The State Planning Commission has released a discussion paper on proposed changes to renewable energy policy in the Planning and Design Code (Code). While consultation is not open until October when the draft Code will be released, the discussion paper flags key policy changes which will broaden the powers of the EPA and impose new set back requirements and land restrictions on renewable energy projects.

Read more: Broader Powers for the EPA Under Proposed Policy Changes for Renewable Energy Projects in South...

Investment in the renewable electricity sector is under threat because renewable electricity suppliers have not received any further guidance from the Government on its plans for the proposed Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), almost one year since the scheme was announced.

How will RESS operate and when will the first auction under the scheme will take place?


RESS is to provide the new framework for energy suppliers operating in the renewables sector to connect to the energy grid. The scheme is designed to help diversify Ireland's renewable energy production and is part of the country’s effort to meet its key EU obligations for the amount of electricity supplied by renewables.

Read more: RESS one year on: Energy suppliers still in the dark on the details of the renewables support scheme