Tag Archives: renewable energy

ophævelse af 60/40-støtteordning for solcelleanlæg

Lovforslag om ophævelse af den såkaldte 60/40-støtteordning i § 47, stk. 7 i Lov om vedvarende energi blev den 3. maj 2016 hastebehandlet og vedtaget. Loven træder i kraft straks. Tilsagn om støtte givet inden den 3. maj 2016 berøres ikke.

Støtteordningen gjorde det muligt at ansøge om pristillæg til elektricitet produceret på solcelleanlæg. Støtteordningen gav en garanteret afregningspris på 60 øre/kWh de første 10 år og derefter 40 øre/kWh de næste 10 år. Med andre ord blev der givet et pristillæg til producenten svarende til forskellen mellem markedsprisen og støtteloftet 60/40 øre/kWh.

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Nye støtteordninger til biogas

Nyt lovforslag om ændring af lov om fremme af vedvarende energi – støtteordninger til biogas træder i kraft 1. juli 2016.

Tilskud til biogasproduktion har været besluttet politisk siden Energiaftalen fra 2012, men har afventet EU-Kommissionens godkendelse, idet reglerne indebar statsstøtte. EU-Kommissionen har nu godkendt støtteordningerne for en 10-årig periode, hvorfor det fra den 1. juli 2016 bliver muligt at søge støtte til biogas.

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Are renewables diminishing the appeal of LNG?

A new report suggests that increased investment in Asia and Europe’s renewable energy markets could reduce investments in LNG projects. While it is inevitable that renewable energy will eventually replace fossil fuels, we’re not there yet, explains David Austin in Business in Vancouver. Read the full article to learn more.

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Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry

Today, the BC Government introduced the Domestic Long-Term Sales Contracts Regulation under the Clean Energy Act setting rates and terms for liquefied natural gas (LNG) customers proposing to use electricity from the BC Hydro grid.

LNG proponents will pay $83.02 per megawatt hour (MWh) for electricity delivered at LNG export facilities, plus full cost of connecting to the BC Hydro system plus any transmission system upgrades necessary to serve the facilities.  Compared to $54.34/MWh, being the average rate paid by established industrial customers in the province in 2014.  This is some impressive negotiation by government.

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Renewable Energy To Meet BC Premier’s Objectives

The prospect of new mines, natural gas drilling and the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has the Province of British Columbia on the brink of a period of unprecedented growth in the energy and natural resources sector.

In May, the BC Liberal Party under the leadership of Premier Christy Clark was elected on a platform of jobs and the economy. But what might have been missed in all of the hoopla is the Premier’s subtle yet impressive desire to achieve her objectives with the help of the Province’s clean and renewable energy sector, as evidenced by her letters to her cabinet ministers.

Shortly after the Premier appointed the new cabinet in June, she sent out distinct mandate letters to each of her ministers which set out her priorities for government and listed specific initiatives for each Ministry.

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Joshua M. Atlas presents at Florida Green Business Expo

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On April 26, 2013, Arnstein & Lehr Associate Joshua M. Atlas presented at the Florida Green Business Expo, which was held at the Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, Florida. The title of his presentation was “Owner vs. Association: The Right to Renewable Energy,” focusing on Florida’s Solar Access Law and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Law. These statutes provide that HOAs, condo associations and local governments cannot restrict a homeowner’s right to install solar equipment, renewable energy equipment, and sustainable landscaping through limitations in an association’s governing documents or through the enforcement of architectural control and deed restrictions. Attendees included local residents and business owners who are associated with Florida’s “green” building industry.  Other speakers included representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Florida Power and Light Company (Florida’s largest energy provider).

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