renewable energy law News

  • Renewable Energy Law and its supporting policies and incentives in Asia

    Policies play a key role in the development and utilization of renewable energy industry, especially for the developing countries. Asia’s renewable energy industry has witnessed fast-growing development in recent years, but compared to Europe, it is still in its infancy on the whole and related policy mechanisms in various countries of Asia remain to be improved. ( ...


  • Prepared for the new law on renewable energy - Poland is at starting position

    For the second time, on October 17-18, 2012, the trade fair RENEXPO Poland in Warsaw will provide a perfect information platform on the subject of energy supply from renewable sources, intelligent distribution of energy and efficient use of energy in the Polish market. Through the exhibition, trade forums, congresses and framework program, the international specialized trade fair will present the ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Germany: renewable energy - an overview

    Germany’s renewable energy goals are ambitious. In order to cut 270 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 2006 and 2020, the federal government announced an action program that fosters the production and consumption of energy produced from renewable sources, thereby encouraging a significant increase in energy efficiency. Germany strives to be the worldwide leader by 2050 in all ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon-rich peatlands threatened by new EU renewables law

    As the European Parliament and EU Member States are finalising their negotiations on a new European law for renewable energy, international environmental organisations are warning that under the new law large swathes of peatlands, possibly representing the world’s largest carbon stores, will be destroyed for the purpose of producing bio-energy. Finland, which has the largest remaining area of ...

  • California Enacts Law To Use 50 Percent Renewable Electricity By 2030

    On October 7, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed S.B. 350, The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (the Act). The law will require the percent of electricity produced from renewable sources to increase over stages until 2030 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA: Most Waste Sites Used for Renewable Energy Subject to State Laws, Not CERCLA

    The “vast majority” of contaminated sites requiring cleanup are likely to be addressed by state cleanup programs and won't involve federal cleanup or enforcement laws, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a reference guide addressing liability for renewable energy projects at contaminated sites. Such state programs include superfund, brownfields and voluntary cleanup programs, ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Greening water law

    Governments and law-makers need to integrate environmental concerns into water-use legislation to avert an impending global water crisis, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), titled "Greening Water Law". According to the report, launched Tuesday at World Water Week in Stockholm, competition is increasing between the rapidly growing human population-which ...

  • Renewable Energy in Germany Facing Cuts?

      Germany Trade & Invest shares business opportunities in Europe's largest market at the Green Energy Expo A decision is expected at the end of the week on changes to Germany's cornerstone law - the Renewable Energy Sources Act. Drastic reductions to solar subsidies are still on the table, but even this scenario cannot curb Germany's march ...


    By Germany Trade & Invest

  • 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 ...

  • Changing the rules for renewable energy in Ontario

    The Ontario government and the Ontario Power Authority have made significant changes to the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP). Questions remain whether this Is simply a mid-course correction to help make room for smaller projects or whether the Ontario government has completely changed the rules of the game. Either way, the move could potentially hurt several renewable energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Big boost for renewable energies in Germany

    Germany is well on the way to meeting its goals for consolidating renewable energy sources, according to recent data on the development of renewable energies in 2007 released by the Federal Ministry for the Environment. According to the Renewable Energy Statistics Working Group, the share of renewable energy has reached 14.2% of gross electricity consumption, an increase of a fifth compared to ...


  • Pakistan’s renewable energy awaits tapping

    Pakistan's vast renewable energy potential remains largely untapped for a mix of reasons, twin analyses show. The analyses, to be published in the June 2012 issue of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, say exploiting Pakistan’s massive, unexploited renewable energy sources, particularly hydroelectric and solar, can help plug its widening energy deficit and improve livelihoods. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • UBM Acquires Renewable Energy India

    UBM plc announces it has acquired Renewable Energy India exhibition on behalf of UBM Asia from the Exhibitions India Pvt Ltd. Renewable Energy India (www.renewableenergyindiaexpo.com) is India's leading event for the renewable energy sector. Renewable Energy India is an annual exhibition held in New Delhi to serve the Indian renewable energy market. It ...


    By UBM India Pvt. Ltd

  • Improving international wind power law

    International regulations and laws laid down in 1982 by the United Nations are failing to address the modern issues surrounding the development of offshore wind farms, according to a legal expert at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. Writing in the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Ekaterina Anyanova explains how alternative methods of energy production, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste-to-Energy Facilities Required to Comply with Environmental Laws, says Briones

    Ruth P Briones, Chairman and CEO of Greenergy Solutions Inc, and Convenor of Zero Waste Philippines’ Forum said that any Material Recovery and Energy Facility (MREF) or Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facilities to be installed in the Philippines should strictly comply with the country’s Clean Air Act and other environmental laws, and not to employ waste conversion technologies that produce ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Investors with US$3tr urge congress to pass strong energy and climate law

    Echoing the same energy and climate change policies that President Obama trumpeted in his speech to Congress last night, a group of 35 investors with over US$3 trillion in assets called on Congressional leaders to pass strong legislation to advance a clean energy, low-carbon economy and U.S. competitiveness. In a letter delivered this morning to House and Senate leaders and the Obama ...


    By Ceres

  • Light bulbs to light trucks, efficiency shapes new US energy law

    Congress on 18 December passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. President George W. Bush signed the measure 19 December, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the bill, 314-100 on Tuesday. The Senate passed it last week by a vote of 86-8. The bill mandates a fuel ...

  • US and Colombia to advance cooperation on renewable and clean energy

    On September 18, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Colombian Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez signed a memorandum of understanding to advance cooperation on renewable and clean energy. The agreement highlights the fundamental role energy plays in development, and notes the intention of both governments to promote exchanges, research and development, alternative development – including ...


    By US Department of State

  • NIB helps tap renewable energy in India

    NIB helps tap renewable energy in IndiaThe Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and India's Axis Bank Limited have agreed on a USD 50 million loan for seven wind turbine parks in India.Altogether, 208 wind turbines of 0.85-2.10 MW will be set up, making the total capacity of the new wind parks 300 MW. Five of the seven units are ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Colo. Gov. touts renewable energy on Capitol Hill

    (AXcess News) Washington - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter pressed members of Congress Thursday to adopt a federal renewable energy standard that reflects similar initiatives in his state, including stiff rules on utility companies to produce clean forms of energy. In 2004, Colorado voters passed the nation's first citizen-initiated energy standard requiring utility companies to produce 10 percent ...


    By Axcess News

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