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Competition and Regulation Update: Storage in the National Electricity Market - Is the Grid Moving In?

Electricity storage at or above household scale will likely become economic within the next few years, as the cost of batteries come down and generous feed in tariffs slowly expire. Australia could be one of the world's...more

Focus on Regulatory Law - March 2015

REGULATORY AUTHORITIES - FRENCH COMPETITION AUTHORITY – TDF fined for anti-competitive practices: In a 2009 opinion issued at the request of the French regulator for electronic and postal communications (ARCEP)...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – March 2015

A recent European Commission (EC) fining decision against UK-based broker ICAP confirms that companies which merely facilitate a cartel will be tarred with the same brush as those which actually engage in the cartel. The...more

Department of Commerce Announces Preliminary Decision to Impose Tariff on Solar Panels Imported From China

Some U.S. solar equipment manufacturers have lauded the Department of Commerce’s recent decision to impose high tariffs on solar panels imported from China as the end of China’s unfair market advantage; however, from the...more

Australian Tax Update: Repeal Of The Carbon Tax – Easy Come Easy Go?

On 15 October 2013, the recently elected Federal Government released a Consultation Paper and exposure draft legislation to repeal the carbon pricing mechanism, otherwise known as the Carbon Tax. The Government...more

New Biogas Rules to be Considered at California Public Utilities Commission

Upcoming decisions of the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") on two matters related to biogas will substantially influence market opportunities for instate biogas producers for the foreseeable future. The CPUC is...more

Commerce Department Upholds Tariffs on Chinese Photovoltaic Cells

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is upholding tariffs it proposed earlier this year on imports of Chinese crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells and panels. The decision is the agency’s final determination in...more

Commerce Department Proposes Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels

Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department proposed tariffs of at least 31% on solar panels imported from China. The preliminary ruling found that Chinese manufacturers have been illegally "dumping" solar panels on the U.S....more

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