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Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled European Union: Amended temporary state aid crisis framework (Ukraine) regarding renewable energy and decarbonization on 2 August 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

At the end of July 2022 the UK government announced a range of proposed measures to ease the transition to the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) regime that will replace the EU’s CE marking regime for the Great Britain market (England, Scotland and Wales) in respect of most types of CE marked products from the start of 2023. Note, products sold in Northern Ireland will continue to need to be CE marked as a result of the Northern Ireland Protocol, even once UKCA marking has become mandatory across the rest of the UK.

The Baker McKenzie London Employment team is delighted to share episode one of our new virtual miniseries, which focuses on the various challenges that organisations are likely to need to navigate when facing industrial action. A number of the factors and issues that are relevant to the current spate of trade disputes and industrial unrest – rising energy prices, the cost of living crisis, high rates of inflation – are not expected to disappear or resolve themselves overnight. As such, industrial action, or at least threats of industrial action, is expected to increase in prevalence across different industries and organisations over the coming months.

As battery energy storage systems become increasingly crucial to grid resilience and a key driver in the race to achieving the Net Zero target by 2050, the case for energy companies to consider battery storage as a valuable addition to their sustainable investments portfolios is very strong.
In this episode we explore key challenges and opportunities when developing battery storage initiatives in EU markets, regulatory frameworks for battery storage investments and support schemes that make a significant difference to the success of an energy company’s projects.