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Brexit - what does the transition agreement mean?

23 March 2018


On Friday 23 March 2018, the EU announced that agreement in principle had been reached on a transition (or 'implementation') period running from the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019 to the end of 2020, during which the UK would retain access...

The UK's approach to Brexit transition

23 February 2018


The UK government has issued a response to the EU's proposals on how any transition period should apply. For the most part, the texts are broadly aligned. The UK government's text builds on the draft text in the European Commission's position paper...

Department of Energy Proposes Controversial Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule

19 January 2018


On September 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy invoked a rarely used authority that allows the DOE to propose a rule under the Federal Power Act. The DOE issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking called the Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule, which requires the Federal...

Global Environment Newsletter - Winter 2017/18 edition

19 December 2017


Welcome to the Winter edition of our Global Environment newsletter. This edition covers the following topics: EU:  Conflict Minerals Regulation Adopted: EU imposes new rules to ensure supply chains do not use minerals from conflict affected areas EU: Best...

Brexit: sufficient progress, but to where?

8 December 2017


"Sufficient progress" has been declared. The UK-EU announcement on 8 December 2017 marks a significant step, and one that the UK government was under huge pressure to make. The guarantee of no border checks between the Republic of Ireland and Northern...

Mexico's Third Auction: Strong Market Response to the New Regime

22 November 2017


On November 22, 2017, CENACE (the Mexican National Energy Control Center), announced the winners of its third auction for long-term power purchase agreements for clean energy production. 16 projects (out of 46), won tenders for the sale of electricity, capacity...

Emissions Trading: EU And UK Seek To Mitigate Brexit 'Cliff Edge'

9 November 2017


EU Institutions and the UK Government have made separate proposals in relation to the EU Emissions Trading System for dealing with the immediate consequences of the UK leaving the EU in March 2019 and minimising the impact of a "cliff edge departure". ...