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Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW


Brede, Jens
Kvale Advokatfirma DA
jhb@kvale.no


Meet the Co-chairs - TIAG


Pestana, Felipe Batista dos Reis
Grupo Planus
felipe@grupoplanus.com.br


May, Keith
Richey, May & Co.
keith@richeymay.com


Energy (J)


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

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, Partner and Audine Bartlett, Senior Associate; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

The Victorian Government has recently announced a hold on all onshore gas exploration work plans, effectively grinding to a halt coal seam, shale, tight and conventional gas exploration and development in the State of Victoria.

Read more: Victoria Widens Moratorium to Include all Onshore Gas Development


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)

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 - TIAG), 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