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Energy & Natural Resources

19 October 2020
Bernd Rajal Sparking change: Renewable Energy Expansion Act published for evaluation

Austria - Schoenherr

The eagerly awaited draft Renewable Energy Expansion Act (EAG) was recently published for evaluation. To help achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement 2015, the draft creates new framework conditions for the expansion of renewable energy in Austria. In view of the high level of funding, the EAG leaves no doubt that the expansion of renewable energies is one of Austria's main objectives for the next 10 years. However, a look at other countries clearly shows that funding alone will not be enough.

Authors: Bernd Rajal, Arian Farahmand
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Olivia Jamison Government consults on ecodesign and energy information laws changes

United Kingdom - CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Until 11 November 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is consulting on the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information Regulations 2021. The consultation asks stakeholders to comment on the ecodesign and energy labelling proposals, BEIS's assessment of the costs and benefits and the intended timetable for reviewing the draft regulations after they came into force, noted in each product-specific section.

Authors: Olivia Jamison, Paul Sheridan
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United Kingdom - CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

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