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Austria: What does the Emissions trading Act from 2011 bring?

Dec 21, 2011 Austria: What does the Emissions trading Act from 2011 bring?

In the middle of October, the Emissions trading Act 2011 was adopted by the National Council. As expected, it will come to numerous changes from the year 2013. Read more

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Romania: Change of the Public-Private Partnerships Law („PPP Act“)

Dec 21, 2011 Romania: Change of the Public-Private Partnerships Law („PPP Act“)

Changes in the PPP Act (Act no. 178/2010) by Regulation no. 86/2011, adopted at an accelerated legislative procedure bring not only specifications, but also additions. They were published in the Collection of Laws, Part I. no 729 on 17.10.2011. Read more

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Austria: Peter Sander blogs on www.umweltrechtsblog.at

Dec 13, 2011 Austria: Peter Sander blogs on www.umweltrechtsblog.at

Upper Austria prescribes a rehabilitation program under § 33d of the Water Act. As a little Christmas present (enters into force on 22.12.2011) the competent Provincial council Anschober has prescribed a rehabilitation program under § 33d of the Water Act (Provincial Code 95/2011).

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Slovakia: Statement on counting the fifteen-year guaranteed price for electricity

Nov 29, 2011 Slovakia: Statement on counting the fifteen-year guaranteed price for electricity

Slovak law on the promotion of renewable energy sources and high efficiency cogeneration and the change and complement of certain laws as amended, guarantees the electricity price for 15 years. As a result of many interpretative possibilities and ambiguities, the Ministry now determined, that the calculation of the period of the guaranteed electricity price starts from the day of the activation of the device.

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Slovakia: Amendment to the Law on Protection of Competition

Nov 15, 2011 Slovakia: Amendment to the Law on Protection of Competition

A significant narrowing of mergers, which are subject to notification is expected. Read more

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Romania: Law on renewable energy – one big step closer to Green Certificates

Oct 25, 2011 Romania: Law on renewable energy – one big step closer to Green Certificates

The support system of renewable energy moved closer to its applicability. After the EU-Commission has approved the system of Green Certificates, also the national law was adopted.

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Austria: Peter Sander blogs on www.umweltrechtsblog.at

Oct 19, 2011 Austria: Peter Sander blogs on www.umweltrechtsblog.at

Dr. Peter Sander writes about pathbreaking decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Seveso II – law. More:

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Austria: Methodological Decree on building proceedings re solar facilities

Oct 19, 2011 Austria: Methodological Decree on building proceedings re solar facilities

Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development announced on 17.10.2011 on its webpage the Methodological Decree from 11.10.2011 on building proceedings with respect to the solar facilities (FVE) and on solar devices (FVZ) located on a building roof on the exterior wall of buildings.

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Austria: Change the FAV promulgated

Oct 19, 2011 Austria: Change the FAV promulgated

Posted on 20th September 2011 by Dr Peter Sander. With the Office Journal No. II 312/2011 the Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth has changed the incinerators regulation.

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Slovakia: Mgr. Ing. Lucia Tadlánková joins the NH office of Bratislava

Sep 30, 2011 Slovakia: Mgr. Ing. Lucia Tadlánková joins the NH office of Bratislava

Slovakia: Mgr. Ing, Lucia Tadlánková joins the NH office of Bratislava and as of 1 October 2011 will enforce the team for energy and environmental law.

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Austria : Austrian Minister of Environment proposes a new system for financing the clean

Sep 20, 2011 Austria : Austrian Minister of Environment proposes a new system for financing the clean

The draft of the Austrian Act on Contaminated Sites (AlSAG 2011) foresees a new transaction tax on the transfer of waste and it will introduce procedural rules on issuing orders to clean-up contaminated sites.

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Austria: Peter Sander blogs on www.umweltrechtsblog.at on public interests

Sep 02, 2011 Austria: Peter Sander blogs on www.umweltrechtsblog.at on public interests

The Austrian Administrative High Court states that even small water power plants serve public interests even if the produced amount of power is not that large.

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NH Bratislava: New phone number and address:

Sep 02, 2011 NH Bratislava: New phone number and address:

By changing the seat of our office in Bratislava, we had to change our phone numbers.

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Romania: Amendments in the legislation regarding the training of employed apprentices

Aug 24, 2011 Romania: Amendments in the legislation regarding the training of employed apprentices

The amendments in Law no 279/2005, regarding the training at work, came into force on 20.07.2011.

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Romania: EU Commission approved the support scheme of the green certificates given

Aug 24, 2011 Romania: EU Commission approved the support scheme of the green certificates given

As previously announced in our news alert ANRE transmitted in June to the EU Commission the official notice for applying the Law no 220/2008.

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Slovakia: Directive of the ministry - on permission of photovoltaic installations on roofs

Aug 18, 2011 Slovakia: Directive of the ministry - on permission of photovoltaic installations on roofs

The Ministry of transport, construction and regional development SR drafted on 08.08.2011 a directive no. 2011/2930/V-1414 for construction authorities regarding permission of photovoltaic installations and power plants on roofs.

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Austria: Peter Sander blogs on www.umweltrechtsblog.at on the Viennese Nature Conservation Act

Aug 17, 2011 Austria: Peter Sander blogs on www.umweltrechtsblog.at on the Viennese Nature Conservation Act

Since July 7, 2011 a draft of an amendment to the Viennese Nature Conservation Act has been published for review and comment of the public. The amendment foresees some minor modifications and besides this weakens the remedies against ordered remedial actions. In addition an obligation to disclose information on real estate transactions should be introduced.

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Austria: Amendment of the Act on Waste Management - 2010

Aug 12, 2011 Austria: Amendment of the Act on Waste Management - 2010

Austria implements with the Amendment of the Act on Waste Management 2010 (slightly delayed) the Waste Disposal Frame Directive. We report about the substantial news for the affected enterprises.

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