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Law resuming large-scale privatisation in Ukraine signed by the President

April 2021 – On 29 April 2021, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine “On Amendment to Section V ‘Final and Transitional Provisions’ of the Law of Ukraine on the Privatisation of State and Municipal Property for the resumption of auctions...

Public consultation on draft operational procedures and principles of the Turkish green certificate system and market

February 2021 – The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA”) has initiated a public consultation process in relation to the draft operational procedures and principles regarding Turkey’s green certificate system and the introduction...

New Turkish-Lira tariff scheme for renewable energy projects in Turkey

February 2021 – On 30 January 2021, Presidential Decision No. 3453 (the “Decision”) was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette and entered into force on the same date. The Decision is based on the authority granted to the Turkish president on...

Serbia: New draft RES law – Contours of the new support scheme for renewable energy sources

January 2021 –  The Ministry of Mining and Energy (“Ministry”) has published the Draft Law on Renewable Energy Sources (“Draft RES Law”) following its recent adoption of guidelines relating to the Draft RES Law (“Guidelines”). The Draft...

Serbia: New Draft Energy Law – Shortcut to Investment and Innovation

January 2021 – On 20 January 2021, the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy published a long-awaited draft of the Law on Amendments to the Energy Law (“Draft Energy Law”), together with the call for public consultation, which runs from 21 January...

2021 – The start of a “game change” in Serbia’s renewable energy sector

January 2021 – Following the expiration in Serbia on 31 December 2019 of the “Regulation on Incentive Measures for the Production of Electricity from Renewable Sources and from High-Efficiency Electricity and Thermal Energy Cogeneration”[1], the...

Ukraine introduces long-awaited changes to incentives for renewable energy

August 2020 – On 1 August 2020, pivotal amendments to Ukraine's renewable energy regulation have come into force (the RES Law). The RES Law implements the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 10 June 2020 between Ukraine's government and the renewable...

Hungary launches the second METÁR tender

July 2020 – On 15 July 2020, on the basis of the request of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (“Ministry”), the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (“HEPURA”) launched the second tender procedure of the Hungarian...

Hungary: Second METÁR tender expected in July

July 2020 – On 18 June 2020 the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology (“Ministry”) announced that the Ministry requested the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (“HEPURA”) to launch the second public tender procedure...

Ukrainian government and renewable energy associations sign pivotal Memorandum of Understanding to stabilise the renewables market

June 2020 – On 10 June 2020, Ukraine’s prime minister and minister of energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (the "Memorandum") with two major renewable energy associations in Ukraine. The document is the long-awaited result of a lengthy mediation...