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Carbon Capture and Storage and transboundary CO2 transport for permanent storage (London Protocol): Important diplomatic initiative to move forward.

There has been an important update on the issue of transboundary transport of CO2 for the purpose of permanent storage, as covered by the London Protocol's export amendment (2009 amendment to Art 6). This is of primarly importance for the realisation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects which include the international transport of CO2.

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All pieces of legislation of the EU Clean Energy Package are now published.

Seminar on Electricity Market Design, 4 April 2019, Oslo

Join us on 4 April 2019 in Oslo for a seminar on Electricity Market Design: "Electricity Networks and their operators in a time of change".

About the seminar:

Changing patterns in electricity generation and consumption raise tremendous challenges for transport and distribution infrastructures and their operators. The electricity networks remain the backbone of the electricity system, but are going through important adaptations. Not least, grid operators will need to increase cooperation, while they also may become competitors in supplying grid services and making use of flexibility. The evolution of electricity networks and their operators is among the central issues in current electricity market reforms.

A step closer full scale CCS in Norway: award of an exploitation permit for CO2 injection and storage

On 15 January 2015, the Norwegian government has awarded the first exploitation permit for CO2 injection and storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to Equinor. The award follows the announcement made in July 2018 and concerns an area located near the Troill oil and gas Field in the North Sea. Equinor is working together with Shell and Total as part of the Northern Lights Project. They were the only applicants.
News release from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy: 
News release from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate: 

The European Commission to prolong several EU state aid rules including Guidelines for 2 years until end of 2022

The European Commission has announced on 7 January 2019 that it intends to prolong the current EU state aid rules for two years, until end of 2022. Those rules, which were part of the reform on State Aid Modernisation (SAM), were supposed to expire end of 2020. Other state aid rules have no fixed expiry date.

The rules part of the SAM-reform are rules which are typically updated on a regular basis subject to a revision process which, in the present case, is starting this Spring. The whole revision process will advance in several steps.

First, the following State aid rules will be prolonged until 2022: General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) De minimis Regulation Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG) Guidelines on regional State aid Guidelines on State aid to promote risk Finance Investments Guidelines on State aid for rescuing and restructuring Communication on important Projects of common European interest (IPCEI). For the energy sector, this means that the …

Just published: European Energy Law Report XII, Roggenkamp & Banet (eds) (Intersentia, 2018)

The XIIth edition of the European Energy Law Report is now available!
European Energy Law Report XII, M. Roggenkamp and C. Banet (eds.), Intersentia, Nov. 2018 ISBN 9781780686721
This volume includes Chapters on Developments in EU Energy Law, Renewable Energy: Cross-border Projects and Dispute Settlement, Capacity Reserve Mechanism, Prosumers, and New Developments in the European Gas Market.
Publisher's website:

Seminar on Capacity Mechanisms / Seminar om kapasitetsmekanismer - 7. juni 2018, Oslo

FMEen CREE- Oslo Centre for Research on Environmentally friendly Energy , og Forskergruppen for naturressursrett ved Universitet i Oslo, det juridiske fakultet, inviterer til seminar om kapasitetsmekanismer.
Tid: torsdag 7. juni 2018, kl. 12-15
Sted: Det juridiske fakultet, Domus Media, "Kjerka"-møterommet.