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    25.01.2023
    Bulgaria

    Bul­garia 2053 en­ergy out­look: re­new­ables, nuc­le­ar and stor­age

    On 23 January 2023, the Bulgarian Ministry of Energy published its Strategic Vision for Sustainable Development of the Energy Sector of the Republic of Bulgaria, which reflects the national priorities and objectives for the development of the energy sector up to 2053 and addresses European policies and goals while considering the local specifics in the field of energy resources, production, transmission, and distribution of energy. Developed by the Ministry through powers granted by the Energy Act, the document establishes the following main strategic priorities aimed at the development of the...
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    03.01.2023
    Bulgaria

    Bul­garia to in­crease re­new­able en­ergy de­ploy­ment in 2023

    In December 2022, the Bulgarian Ministry of Energy completed public consultations for legislation that amends the Renewable Energy Act and changes the Energy Act, Energy Efficiency Act and the Protection of Agricultural Land Act in line with EU Directive (EC) 2018/2011 of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. This Draft Act increases renewable energy deployment in Bulgaria in 2023 and beyond in the following way: Simplification of grid connection procedures and allowing additional projects to get grid connection contracts The Draft Act simplifies grid-connection...
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    03.01.2023
    Bulgaria

    Bul­garia im­ple­ments EU reg­u­la­tion on in­ter­ven­tion to ad­dress high en­ergy prices

    Bulgaria has implemented Council Regulation (EU) 2022/1854 of 6 October 2022 on emergency intervention to address high energy prices through amendments to &8 and &9 of the Law for the 2023 Bulgarian state budget, which was published on 30 December 2022 (https://dv.parliament.bg/DVWeb/showMaterialDV.jsp?idMat=182628). Below is a summary of the amendments to this law: The changes affect all renewable energy producers with installed capacity exceeding 1 MW. The changes apply for the period between 1 December 2022 and 31 June 2023. The amount of the contribution to the state budget will be...
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    28.12.2022
    France

    ESG: En­ergy Sobri­ety, a plan to re­duce our en­ergy con­sump­tion

    On 6 October 2022, the French government presented a so-called energy sobriety plan elaborated with all professional organizations, aiming to reduce the country's overall energy consumption by 10% within the next two years and by 40% by 2050 in order to achieve carbon neutrality. In a context marked by the acceleration of climate change and an increasing number of international conflicts, the Government has affirmed that the energy transition must be a priority. This plan is intended for companies and contains 15 actions to be implemented. However, these measures are not mandatory, and companies...
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    22.12.2022
    United Kingdom

    Elec­tri­city Gen­er­at­or Levy: draft le­gis­la­tion pub­lished

    The UK government has published further details of the new electricity generator levy (or ‘EGL’), together with draft legislation to be included in Finance Bill 2023. The legislation and accompanying explanatory notes together with the revised technical note provide clarification as to the application of the levy, but also include important changes in its scope and calculation. This article briefly summarises the key points of clarification and changes from the original November announcement (as described in our previous article. Reminder: scope of the EGL The levy will be charged at...
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    22.12.2022
    United Kingdom

    UK Gov­ern­ment con­sults on the fu­ture of the CfD scheme

    On 14 December 2022, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) published a consultation on the future of the CfD scheme (the “Consultation”) in respect of Allocation Round (“AR”) 6. This is a separate consultation to the BEIS consultation on changes to the AR5 CfD contract, which we have reported on here as well as reporting on the recently published documents relating to proposed updates to the AR5 Core Parameters and Administrative Strike Price methodology, which can be found here. Key points under consideration by BEIS in the...
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