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New support scheme for renewable energy

Wind power produced about 5.6 % of all consumed Finnish electricity in 2017. By the spring 2018, new wind power projects were published for nearly 15 500 megawatts (MW), of which offshore projects are approximately 2 000 MW. In total, projects in different stages of project development will lead to a total investment of over…

HPP Energy lawyers write the Finland Chapter of Global Legal Insights to: Energy 2018

Three of HPP’s Energy team have contributed the Finland chapter to leading global law guide Global Legal Insights to: Energy 2018. In the chapter, HPP lawyers Andrew Cotton, Laura Leino and Björn Nykvist give their insights on topical issues in the Finnish energy sector including, amongst other topics, the development of different energy sources market…

Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Ride-hail services such as Uber and Lyft generally offer a cheaper and more convenient alternative to standard taxi services, but have disrupted the transport market and generated a myriad of complex issues in terms of regulation. The problem is that a taxi licence is required for driving Uber rides as required for driving a taxi.…

Ballast Water Management Convention to enter into force – Impacts on the environment, shipowners and the cleantech industry

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, adopted by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) in 2004, will enter into force on 8 September 2017. The Convention specifies standards for ballast water and sediments management to follow. It applies, in principle, to all ships in international traffic. The Convention…