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Thursday, 8 June 2017
Friday, 2 June 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Spain’s Winning Streak in ECT Arbitration on Renewable Energy Comes to an End as the First ICSID Award is Rendered
By Cees Verburg, PhD Researcher, Groningen Centre of Energy Law
Friday, 12 May 2017
In the first-ever environmental law-suit in Albania several NGOs prevailed in stopping the government to further pursue the Vjosa dam project. At the banks of the Vjosa, which has been described as `Europe`s last wild river´, a hydropower plant was commissioned, including a dam that was supposed to be built by a Turkish company. The Albanian court allegedly found the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project to be `highly deficient´.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Monday, 24 April 2017
A new study of the German research group Öko-Institut found that a mere 2 per cent of projects under the clean development mechanism (CDM) had a high probability to lead to additional reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The poor performance of the CDM reflects badly on a central pillar of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which was thought to give poor countries access to new technologies and financial means.