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Energy & Natural Resources

23 March 2020
Katrina Vasey COVID-19 Weekly Report (16-22 March 2020)

International - International Law Office

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of expert international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

Author: Katrina Vasey
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Maya Ito Impact of coronavirus on solar projects

Japan - Nishimura & Asahi

It appears inevitable that the coronavirus pandemic will affect Japan's solar energy industry. For example, China's public health measures may have an adverse effect on the shipment of photovoltaic modules and other equipment manufactured there, on which many Japanese developers rely. Further, if the government declares a national emergency, this may inhibit engineering, procurement and construction contractors' ability to perform their obligations to develop and construct solar projects.

Authors: Maya Ito, Nathan G Schmidt, Peter G Armstrong, Rafael Sang-Kyun Bong
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Maya Ito Cabinet approves Renewable Energy Act amendment bill

Japan - Nishimura & Asahi

Cabinet recently approved the Proposal to Amend the Electricity Business Act for the Purposes of Establishing a Resilient and Sustainable Electricity System. The bill introduces a feed-in premium programme, under which energy developers developing projects after April 2022 may receive a certain premium on top of the market price for the electricity that they generate.

Authors: Maya Ito, Amane Kawamoto, Boram Kim
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