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  • Kazakhstan Drafts Renewable Energy Legislation

    Kazakhstan could become the next country to pass legislation supporting the development of renewable energy after government ministries declared support for the development of draft legislation regulating this new industry.  Last month at a seminar in the Ministry of Energy, chaired by Deputy Minister Almasadam Satkaliev, draft legislation was approved that is now subject to governmental ...

  • Preparing for new energy legislation: ESOS

    The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is due to be launched early June. The scheme will affect large organisations* in the private sector. Like much Government regulation we will not know the full details on the scheme until the final document is released by the Department of Climate ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • MEDA Announces Legislation on Renewable Energy

    Today the Missouri Energy Development Association (MEDA) announced it will propose renewable energy legislation during the next session of the Missouri Legislature in January in response to the recent renewable energy initiative petition filed by Renew Missouri. MEDA is also evaluating filing its own renewable energy ballot initiative. "We are proposing legislation that will preserve ...


  • Business as usual for ecodesign legislation

    There is no need to worry – the legislative process will be basically the same for the new Energy-related Products directive as it has been for Energy-using Products.  But the scope of the ecodesign requirements may be altered, according to experts on legislation. The new ecodesign directive will just add new products to the list of those regulated in the EuP. From now on, ecodesign ...


  • Markey Legislation Tackles Climate Change, Clean Energy

    Sen. Ed Markey today introduced legislation that sets a target of generating 25 percent of the nation’s energy from renewable sources while reducing energy waste by 15 percent by 2025. The second renewable energy bill introduced in the Senate this week, Sen. Markey’s legislation also follows the science by including strong carbon accounting measures for biomass resources and other ...

  • EC adopts a major legislative package on climate and energy

    On 23 January 2008 the European Commission put forward a far-reaching package of proposals that will deliver on the European Union's ambitious commitments to fight climate change and promote renewable energy up to 2020 and beyond. In December 2008 the European Parliament and Council reached an agreement on the package that will help transform Europe into a low-carbon economy and increase its ...

  • Infographic - Summary of ESOS Legislation

    energyTEAM offers a two-stage process to help ensure your organisation’s ESOS compliance. With our experience and knowledge, we are able to offer the best solution that is tailored to your individual needs. Contact us today to find out how you will be affected by the ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • New legislation to boost infrastructure

    The government published today (5 June 2014) new legislation designed to encourage investment in Britain’s infrastructure. The Infrastructure Bill will help create stable long term funding for work on the country’s major road network ensuring smoother, quicker and quieter journeys and make it easier to sell surplus and redundant public sector land and property to help build ...

  • Udall Legislation Good Foundation for More Renewable Energy

    Continuing their fight to enact a federal renewable energy standard, Senators Tom Udall and Mark Udall today introduced legislation that would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025. Franz Matzner, associate director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following comment: ...

  • New legislation includes incentives for biomass and waste-to-energy

    The Economic Stimulus Bill HR1424, more commonly referred to as 'The Bailout', brought with it incentives for renewable energy production that will have a positive impact on the deployment of biomass and waste-to-energy conversion technologies. At the second international 'Energy from Biomass and Waste' (EBW) Exposition & Conference on October 14-16, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • EU poised for climate change legislation

    All eyes will be on Brussels this week where the European Commission will table legislative proposals - the 'energy and climate change package'- to achieve a 20% reduction in the bloc's CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Also expected are details on CO2 burden sharing, renewables, carbon capture and storage, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and state aids for environment. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Nanotechnology and its implications for environmental legislation

    The major problem for environmental legislation arising from nanotechnology is the size of nano-particles. Nano, meaning dwarf, is measured in nanometers or billionths of a meter. One way of contamination is penetration through human skin. Since nanoparticles are so small, they have a very large surface area as compared with the amount of their interior. Inside, the contents are stable, but those ...


  • Senior G-20 legislators hail new US clean energy bill

    Senior lawmakers from the G-20 group of nations praised new clean energy legislation introduced last week in the US Congress and called on their national leaders to adopt smart recovery measures as they debate nearly US$2 trillion in global stimulus spending at the G-20 summit this week in London. The American Climate and Energy Security Bill, sponsored by Chairman Henry A. Waxman of the Energy, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Written Ministerial Statement: Draft Energy Bill (Pre-Legislative Scrutiny)

    Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change I am pleased to be publishing a draft of the Energy Bill today, in order for Pre-Legislative Scrutiny to be carried out on it. The draft Bill includes measures necessary to reform the electricity market to deliver secure, clean and affordable electricity. At the heart of our Electricity Market Reform (EMR) ...

  • NRDC releases new economic data on clean energy legislation

    Statement by Dan Lashof, Director of the Climate Center at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “The American Clean Energy and Security Act is a win-win for our economy and our environment. Under ACES, there will be more jobs, less global warming pollution and greater security, all for less than the cost of a postage stamp a day. These are the conclusions of ‘A Clean Energy Bargain,’ an ...

  • Newest BTEC Webinar Explores Federal Biomass Energy Legislation, Policy

    WASHINGTON, January 14 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today announced the third webinar in its series of free educational webinars on key topics for the biomass thermal community. “Biomass Energy - A Policy Outlook: Programs, Legislation and the new Congress,” will be held January 27, 2011 at 1PM ET. This event is made possible with funding from the USDA Forest Service's Wood ...

  • Favorable Policies and Legislations Drive Renewable Energy Market in South America

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'South American Renewable Energy Markets to 2020 - Favorable Policies and Regulations to Drive Growth in The Region' into its market report catalogue for reselling.  South American Renewable Energy Markets to 2020 - Favorable Policies and Regulations to Drive Growth in The Region  This report provides key data, information and analysis on the ...


  • Thompson & Knight Organizes Support for Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency Legislation

     Thompson & Knight LLP has organized a statewide effort to enact legislation allowing property owners in Texas to finance water conservation and energy efficiency upgrades to existing buildings with long-term loans to be repaid through local taxing districts under voluntary property assessments. The legislation, introduced in SB 385 and HB 1094, ...


    By Thompson & Knight

  • NY Legislature Passes Historic Legislation to Advance Energy Storage

    New York's legislature took an important step to ensure its position as a first-mover among states in accelerating energy storage and the advanced energy economy. Led by Senator Joseph Griffo, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, and a bipartisan coalition of other state legislators, both chambers voted unanimously to pass NY Senate Bill 5190 and Assembly Bill 6571 to establish an Energy Storage Deployment ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • IEMA Legislative Update Webinar (England and Wales)

    Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 - 15:00 to 16:15 All organisations – large and small – are required to comply with environmental legislation but with requirements continually changing, staying up to date can be challenging. To help members stay up to date with the latest changes and those which are round the corner, ...

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