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German Renewable Energy Law (EEG) has ambitious targets for the amount of renewable energies that will supply the country’s electricity. However, conventional power plants remain essential to a secure supply and to meeting maximum demand.

Since renewables have a feed-in priority, it is inevitable there will be over capacity and shortcomings in generation. The current debate within the power sector is determined by discussions on new capacity mechanisms, development of the market design for electricity pricing and developments in extended transmission and storage capacities.

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News: 07 MAY 2021

Kamil Jankielewicz rejoins Allen & Overy as Counsel and Head of the Polish Energy and Environmental practice

Allen & Overy announced that Kamil Jankielewicz has rejoined the firm as a Counsel in the Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Group (PENRI) and will lead the Polish Energy and…

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

When Green meets Digital

What’s behind the new “European Green Digital Coalition”?

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Publications: 19 JANUARY 2021

Hydrogen Strategy – German Parliament passes law on material exemption from electricity surcharges

On 10 June of 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy released its National Hydrogen Strategy (Nationale Wasserstoffstrategie)  (German Hydrogen Strategy) as a part of the Covid-19…

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Publications: 24 NOVEMBER 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: Managing your workforce throughout the pandemic – part 3

In the third in our series of webinars, members of Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team discussed the significant issues and challenges that employers need to prioritise in relation to managing and…

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