Thursday, 19 October 2017
Thursday, 5 October 2017
After years of media muttering and delays of the plan, China finally introduced a quota for new energy vehicles (covering all zero- and low emission cars like electric vehicles and hydrogen cars, but also hybrids). From 2019 onwards the so-called cap-and-trade policy obliges automakers to obtain a new-energy vehicle score - which is linked to the production of various types of zero- and low-emission vehicles - of at least 10 percent, rising to 12 percent in 2020, according to the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The initial plan of the Chinese government was to roll-out a quota system by 2018 already, but car manufacturers from around the globe succeeded in lobbying the government to delay the plan for one year.
Monday, 2 October 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017
Monday, 11 September 2017
Friday, 8 September 2017
10th Annual Legal Research Network Conference: 'Law and Sustainability' (Groningen, 13-15 September 2017)
The Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen organizes the 10th annual Legal Research Network Conference on 13-15 September 2017 in cooperation with the Faculties of Law of the Universities of Bristol, Budapest (ELTE), Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille–Nord de France, Turku and Uppsala. The central theme of the conference is 'Law and Sustainability'. Registration is open via: http://www.rug.nl/rechten/congressen/archief/2017/legal-research-network/?lang=en
Monday, 4 September 2017
Changes to the French Onshore Wind Support Scheme: a tortuous pathway toward an ill-conceived auction regime ?
By Romain Mauger, Post-doctoral fellow, Groningen Centre of Energy Law