• Energy storage updater

    Australia has seen a recent surge in utility-scale storage development, driven by the rapidly falling costs of batteries, high wholesale gas prices and recent blackouts in South Australia.

    June 13, 2017

  • Green bonds

    Green bonds are bond issues whereby the proceeds are ring-fenced and exclusively applied to finance or re-finance in part or in full new and/or existing projects tha

    May 19, 2017

  • Corporate renewable PPAs – a framework for the future?

    Corporate power purchase agreements (PPA) are not a new phenomenon, with the first deals occurring almost ten years ago.

    May 12, 2017

  • Decommissioning – the key to M&A in the North Sea?

    The approach to the allocation of decommissioning liabilities between sellers and buyers in recent M&A transactions on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and potential future changes to the rules relating to the availability of tax relief for decommissioning expenditure will conceivably unlock further M&A activity on the UKCS. We look at how this may come to be and potentially support the principle objective of maximising economic recovery from the UKCS (MER).

    May 11, 2017

  • Shifting to auctions for renewable energy capacity in Greece

    The structure of the support regime for renewable electricity in Greece is changing. In the context of Law 4414/2016 regarding the new support scheme for renewable electricity in Greece (Law 4414/2016) the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) recently delivered an opinion to the Minister of Environment and Energy (Minister) about the optimal structure of the permanent competitive bidding processes being introduced in Greece for new electricity capacity from renewable energy sources from 2017 until 2020. The main driver for reform is to bring Greece into compliance with the European Commission’s Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy for the period 2014 – 2020 (Guidelines). This briefing provides some insights into RAE’s opinion and considers the prospects for new renewable energy capacity in Greece by 2020.

    May 02, 2017

  • Algeria: publication of the decree setting out the framework for tenders for renewable energies IPPs

    Following the various announcements made by Algerian authorities regarding the need to develop the country’s renewable energy production capacity, the general legal framework applicable to requests for proposals for the development of renewable energy projects (“RfP”) was published in the Official Journal of 5 March 2017...

    April 24, 2017

  • Brazil announces timetable for new oil and gas auctions and changes to local content requirements

    In a move expected to signal a return to investment in Brazil’s oil and gas sector, the government has announced the timetable of oil and gas auctions for 2017-2019.

    April 20, 2017

  • The outlook for LNG disputes under current market conditions

    The LNG industry is experiencing unprecedented uncertainty and volatility. As a result of the economic instability, relationships between buyers and sellers, producers and contractors, as well as governments and producers, have become more fractious, resulting in an increasing number of disputes in the LNG space.

    April 19, 2017

  • LNG shipping: New realities and opportunities

    The Cool Pool, an independent company established by Dynagas Ltd, GasLog Ltd and Golar LNG Ltd to create the first-ever LNG carrier pool, commenced operations in September 2015.

    April 19, 2017

  • Small scale LNG: Game changer or a different game?

    The current LNG market has prompted a profusion of different business models, and the prospect of greater availability of LNG at prices that compete with other liquid fuels has prompted huge growth in the number of technologies that propose to use LNG.

    April 19, 2017

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