Carsten Steinhauer

Carsten Steinhauer

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Italy: Administrative Court Refers Feed-in Tariff Reductions to the Constitutional Court

On June 23, the Regional Administrative Court of Latium (TAR Lazio) finally handed down its decision to refer the question of the constitutional legitimacy of Article 26, paragraph 3 of D.L 91/2014 (the spalma-incentivi) to...more

6/24/2015 - Electricity Electricity Costs Italy Solar Energy Tariffs

GSE Guidelines for Modifications to PV Plants

On 1 May 2015, the Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE) published the Regole per il mantenimento degli incentivi in Conto Energia (the guidelines). This is a set of guidelines for the implementation and communication of...more

5/22/2015 - Italy Solar Energy Solar Farm

Italy withdraws from the Energy Charter Treaty

Italy is reported to have given formal notice to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). Rumours of Italy’s intention to leave the ECT had been circulating since last autumn. IAReporter now revealed that Italy...more

4/21/2015 - Energy Charter Treaty Italy

Italy: GSE Claims Reimbursement of FiT Payments from Conto Energia I Plant Owners

Owners of early generation Conto Energia I photovoltaic (PV) plants are currently receiving letters from the Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE) announcing that it will adjust the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) downwards and claim...more

4/3/2015 - Energy Sector Italy Power Plants

Italy: Incentive Regimes for Renewable Energy Plants

The introduction of retrospective tariff cuts to photovoltaic (PV) plants and the abolition of the Robin Tax by the Italian Constitutional Court, combined with simplified regulation and taxation of new forms of debt...more

3/11/2015 - Energy Sector Italy Regulatory Standards Renewable Energy

Italian Parliament Approves Final Rules on Changes to Feed-in Tariffs for Photovoltaic Plants

On 7 August 2014, the Italian Parliament approved the conversion into law of Law Decree no. 91 /2014 (the Decree) regarding, amongst other matters, “urgent measures … for the limitation of costs applied to electricity...more

8/13/2014 - Energy EU Feed-in-Tariffs Solar Energy Tariffs

Italian Government Cuts Incentives for Photovoltaic Plants

The final wording is not yet official, and there may still be some last minute changes before its publication in the Official Gazette, but the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Finance felt certain...more

6/24/2014 - EU Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tax Credits

Acquiring Italian Distressed Renewable Energy Assets -- Handling Contractual Relationships with Insolvent Companies

Cuts of incentives, increase of competition and the economic crisis have driven many Italian renewable energy companies into financial distress. Dealing with distressed companies involves additional risks and, for foreign...more

7/31/2013 - Business Assets Contract Formation EU Insolvency Renewable Energy

Italy: Government Extends Scope of Application of “Robin Hood Tax”

On 21 June 2013, Law Decree no. 69 of 21 June 2013 (the Decree) was published in the Official Gazette. Among many other provisions aimed at supporting the Italian economy, the Decree significantly extends the scope of...more

6/25/2013 - EU Income Taxes Renewable Energy Robin Hood Tax Special Purpose Vehicles Tax Exemptions Tax Rates

Italy: Euro 6.7 billion Cap for Photovoltaic Incentives Reached

On 6 June 2013, the Italian Authority for Electricity and Gas (AEEG) announced that the overall annual expense cap of €6.7 billion for incentive payments payable to photovoltaic (PV) plants in Italy has been reached....more

6/10/2013 - Deadlines EU Incentives Photovoltaic

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