November 28, 2012
Verslo Žinios, a leading Lithuanian business daily, in cooperation with TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE, a leading business law firm in the Baltic States, presents one of the most important professional events in the energy industry this year in Lithuania – Energy Forum 2012. NEW ENERGETICS OF LITHUANIA: OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS. The event will be held on 18 December 2012 in Vilnius.
The Energy Forum 2012 is inviting a solid mix of international energy experts and leading local practitioners in the energy area to discuss key issues of the energy policy, regulatory matters and practical implications for local businesses. The goal of the forum program is to strengthen common understanding of the energy resources’ market (as a single ecosystem) in Lithuania, EU regulatory implications and to facilitate the discussion of what it practically means for local business. Forum’s target audience is business leaders of the Baltic States region and key energy policy makers.
Forum moderators: Rytas Staselis, Reviewer of business daily Verslo žinios and Vilius Bernatonis, Partner of law firm TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE.
More information here (in Lithuanian).
November 7, 2012
On 6 November 2012 Senior Associate Albertas Šekštelo attended the Energy Charter Secretariat’s Workshop on Investor-State Arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty organised by the Energy Charter Secretariat in its headquarters in Brussels. Practical issues related to investor-state arbitrations under the Energy Charter Treaty were discussed during the workshop. Learned experts, as well as the Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat Urban Rusnak, representatives of various countries attended the event.
November 2, 2012
Today, the BC Government announced that it has once again delayed the delivery of BC Hydro’s Integrated Resource Plan to Cabinet until August 3, 2013 due to uncertainty of the electricity requirements for the prospective liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects to be located in northern British Columbia. The announcement stated that Government, BC Hydro and LNG proponents are currently negotiating electricity-supply agreements. The good news for the IPP sector is that the use of electricity is under serious consideration.
October 23, 2012
On 22 October 2012, the Lithuanian national group of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA Lithuania), seeking to introduce the public to the current situation of energy independence of the country and peculiarities of the relevant legal regulation, organised the conference “Energy Independence Strategy 2020: Purposes and Legal Measures for their Achievement”.
The participants of the conference that took place in the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania on the Monday afternoon had a possibility to hear reports of law firms’ representatives, as well as the speeches of Tadas Adomaitis, Electricity Market Project Manager of the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (hereinafter, the VNPP).
October 10, 2012
In an article titled, “Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing Natural Gas Exploration,” Rebecca Jo Reser, an IADC member and partner at the San Antonio, Texas law firm of Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza, discusses the potential burden that hydraulic fracturing imposes on water resources in South Texas. In areas of South Texas stricken by drought, the issue of water allocation balances signficant strides in economic development and employment attributable to energy exploration and the interests of growers and others who fear that fracking activity may draw down too large a share of scarce water resources.
ILN Today Post
September 21, 2012
The operation of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is currently under the scrutiny of the Climate Change Authority (CCA) in the inaugural task for the independent government advisory body.
With electricity costs increasing and RET charges being contractually passed down the supply chain to customers, the design of the scheme has implications for energy consumers as well as generators and retailers. More…
September 12, 2012
A Video Message About The Shale Revolution: Issues and opportunities for landowners — Jeffrey R. Huntsberger, Chair, Real Estate Practice