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Government outlines key points for the reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act and...

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy presented a paper outlining the key points for the reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act, which is scheduled for 2016. The government plans to introduce competitive tender mechanisms for most renewable energy technologies starting 2017.

Manufactured Items, But Not Necessarily Items Manufactured – Canada’s Petroleum Substances Notice

As part of the flurry of Chemical Management Plan reporting obligations initiated earlier this year, Environment Canada issued its Notice With Respect to Certain Priority Petroleum Substances on the Domestic Substance List under the Canadian Management Plan.

Looming Canadian Deadline for Polymers Reporting

Environment Canada's Chemical Management Plan continues its investigation into substances which have previously been listed on the expansion into substances previously listed on the CMP's Domestic Substances List as approved for use in Canada.

Indonesian Supreme Court Revokes Solar Power Regulation

On 30 June 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision which requires the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources to revoke MEMR Regulation No. 17 of 2013 on Purchase of Power by PLN from Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants.

U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Prior Ruling On SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed its April 14, 2014 decision in National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC upholding in part and invalidating in part the SEC’s conflict minerals disclosure rule.

PEMEX issues guiding document requiring contributions to the Support Program for Communities and the...

The PACMA is a group of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental care projects, works and actions, to promote sustainable development, as well as...

Italy Introduces New Crimes against the Environment

On May 19, 2015 the Italian Parliament approved the new "Provisions related to crimes against the environment". The law will be enforceable in...

Permits Available For Canadian Mercury-containing Products Ban

The federal government has enacted further restrictions in the use of mercury in products in Canada. The Products Containing Mercury Regulations set a November...

Canada: Still Time for BNST Use Approval

For companies manufacturing, importing or otherwise using the lubricant additive BNST (Benzenamine, N-phenyl, Reaction Products with Styrene and 2, 4, 4-Trimethylpentene), there is...

US: New Definition of Solid Waste Rule Redefines Environmental Protection Agency Authority Over Recycling

On December 10, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued its long-awaited revisions to the definition of solid waste rule ("Final DSW Rule")...

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