1. A historical momentum The EU support for renewables, fostered from the outset by climate change and environmental/health as well as energy independence concerns, has prompted across the years a booming renewable business. Then the war in Ukraine broke out… Read moreLegal framework as an accelerator for deployment of renewables – the good, the bad and everything in between
On 13 December 2022, Law No. 357/2022 (“Law 357/2022”) on the approval of Emergency Ordinance No. 119/2022 amending Emergency Ordinance No. 27/2022 (“GEO 27/2022”) on measures applicable to final customers in the electricity and natural gas market in the period… Read moreChanges to the subsidies scheme for electricity and natural gas bills and other amendments to embrace the energy crisis
1. Background The EU has committed itself under the European Green Deal to decarbonizing the European economy and becoming carbon neutral by 2050. To this end, an accelerated transition from fossil fuels as a primary energy source to renewable energy… Read moreEnergy storage in the European Union and Romania – an overview
1. Preliminary aspects  On 31 December 2021, Emergency Ordinance no. 143/2021 amending Electricity and Natural Gas Law no. 123/2012 and amending certain regulatory acts (“GEO 143/2021”) was published in the Official Gazette of Romania no. 1259 and entered into… Read moreThe grid connection – still a bottleneck for renewable electricity projects in Romania?
1. General Relatively recently, the legislative process has once more turned its attention to the former Draft Law amending Law no. 186/2013 on the establishment and operation of industrial parks (DL-x no. 250/2014) adopted by the Senate on 28 April… Read moreIndustrial parks as business infrastructure in Romania – current situation and upcoming legislative changes
The first article of our own REMIT series is available here. It provides an overview of the REMIT core concepts, including the novelties brought under the latest edition of the ACER Guidance published on 22 July 2021 and the main… Read moreTransparency of the electricity and natural gas markets: one decade of REMIT application (II)
1. Prolegomena  The end of year 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the enactment of EU Regulation No. 1227/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (hereafter… Read moreTransparency of the electricity and natural gas markets: one decade of REMIT application (I)
I. Introduction – a versatile and colorful source Hydrogen seems to become the new trend in sustainable energy production and there is an effervescence of clean hydrogen production projects across the world. Thus, it is estimated that clean hydrogen could… Read moreGreen hydrogen in Romania – embracing the future
Earlier on 23 June 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (the „Court”) issued a decision in the case Vladimir Kharitonov v. Russia (Application no. 10795/14), in which the Court reiterated that blocking access to a website may constitute a… Read moreLessons (re)learned from the new ECHR case Vladimir Kharitonov v. Russia on blocking access to a website and the freedom of expression
Purpose limitation principle On 28 November 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority imposed two administrative fines of EUR 5,000 each. One fine was imposed on a mayor who had initially received the contact details of 476 individuals who had resorted… Read moreCompatibility of purposes for further processing of personal data: hit the bull’s eye in darts or hit the ball in a rugby gate?