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Dutch general conditions energy supply to consumers

In the Netherlands, the energy crisis has thrown the generally applicable general conditions for the supply of electricity and gas to ‘small-scale users’, including consumers, in the spotlights. In an article in the Netherlands Journal for Energy Law Gerard de Jongh discusses the recent developments and case law with respect…

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Regulatory framework for lithium-Ion battery storage systems in the Netherlands

In the dynamic realm of renewable energy, lithium-ion battery energy storage systems have emerged as pivotal for effectively harnessing surplus energy from solar parks and wind turbines. These systems offer a strategic solution for storing excess energy during off-peak periods and releasing energy during peak demand, thus promoting efficient energy…

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Directors' Liability Chronicle 2022: Trends and Developments

In recent years, directors of national and international companies have been increasingly confronted with liability claims and legal proceedings. Directors are being held accountable more swiftly and frequently for the responsibilities they bear. This trend is being amplified by society’s growing focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects, along…

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Jurisdictional Ruling against Google Confirms Sumal’s Liability Test: Setting a Precedent?

Stek’s Competition Litigation team heeft zojuist een blogpost gepubliceerd op Kluwer Competition waarin zij dieper ingaan op een recente uitspraak van de Rechtbank Amsterdam tegen Google. In deze uitspraak heeft de rechtbank zich bevoegd verklaard om zowel vorderingen tegen Google Nederland B.V. (gevestigd in Amsterdam) als tegen de Amerikaanse entiteiten…

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EU emergency regulation on accelerating the deployment of renewable energy: implications for new projects in the Netherlands

In May2022, the European Commission proposed REPowerEU Plan, its response to the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. The REPowerEU Plan seeks to end the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels while simultaneously making further advances in reaching the EU’s climate goals. Achieving…

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Summer update SDE++ subsidy scheme: 2022 and beyond

In the Netherlands, producers of renewable energy or carbon-reducing technologies can apply for a subsidy on the basis of the Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production and Climate Transition subsidy scheme. This subsidy scheme is a crucial instrument to achieve the Dutch government’s climate goals. In this ILO…

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Offshore wind energy developments in the Netherlands: road to 2030 and beyond

Offshore wind energy plays a vital role in achieving the Netherlands’ climate goals and the transition to a zero-carbon energy supply by 2050. With the fulfillment of offshore wind energy capacity targets for 2023 in sight, the government aims to pick up the pace by setting ambitious follow-up targets for…

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Green horizons: new regulation for green hydrogen in the Netherlands

Both the EU and the Netherlands consider green hydrogen essential to decarbonize their industrial processes and energy supply in order to achieve their climate goals. Therefore, they are taking measures to scale up the production and use of green hydrogen. In this ILO article Veii Jacobs, and Jan…

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Geothermal energy developments in the Netherlands

According to the Dutch industry association for geothermal energy, there are currently over 20 locations in the Netherlands where geothermal energy is being produced. To date, there are no major changes in legislation relevant to geothermal energy to report, but discussions in this respect as well as on the sector’s…

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Tariff regulation network tariffs energy 2022-2026

The Authority for Consumers and Markets is busy with its method decisions for the tariff regulation of the network tariffs energy 2022-2026. In this ILO article Jan Erik Janssen and Veii Jacobs give an overview of the system of tariff regulation for the network tariffs electricity and gas and the…

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Crown Van Gelder decision – more clarity on scope of energy dispute resolution procedure?

Under the EU Electricity Market Directive and the Dutch Electricity Act 1998, parties in the Netherlands may refer a complaint against a transmission or distribution system operator in relation to that operator’s obligations under this Directive to the Dutch regulatory authority (Consumer and Market Authority), by means of an out-of-court…

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