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May national courts assess the proportionality of the termination penalty fees of contracts between energy suppliers and SMEs?

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Mandatory Purchase of Green Certificates: Judgment in Case C-558/22 Fallimento Esperia and GSE

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8th Meeting Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Model | Event
May national courts assess the proportionality of the termination penalty fees of contracts between energy suppliers and SMEs? | Case Law
Mandatory Purchase of Green Certificates: Judgment in Case C-558/22 Fallimento Esperia and GSE | Case Law

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The NOVA Green Lab is a knowledge centre for independent discussion and knowledge exchange in the areas of environmental, climate and energy law. Our activities and publications deliver different outputs, from scientific research to events, courses, blogs, podcasts and youtube series, all with the purpose of fomenting a better and more sustainable future.

 

May national courts assess the proportionality of the termination penalty fees of contracts between energy suppliers and SMEs? For the CJEU, the answer is yes. Case C-371/22 G Frais de résiliation anticipée
Lucila de Almeida

Introduction: factual and legal background The case concerns a dispute between G, a small-medium enterprise (SME thereon), and the electricity supplier W, located in Poland. On 23 February 2015, the parties concluded an electricity supply agreement at the retail level with a fixed price and an expiration date in December 2016. The parties also agreed … Continued

Mandatory Purchase of Green Certificates on Importers from Italian Renewable Energy Producers as Compatible with EU Law: RED II, State Aid and Freedoms. Judgment in Case C-558/22 Fallimento Esperia and GSE
Lucila de Almeida

Introduction In the Judgment in Case C-558/22 Fallimento Esperia and GSE on 7 March 2024, the Court of Justice revisited the landmark cases Essent Belgium (Judgment of 29 September 2016, C‑492/14, EU:C:2016:732, and Judgement 11 September 2014, C-204/12, EU:C:2014:2192) concerning the compatibility of national laws imposing support schemes favoring national renewable energy production. Particularly in this case, … Continued

Refining Reflexive Environmental Law by Nature and Nurture: Autonomy, Accountability, and Adjustability 
Violet Ross
Lucila de Almeida

Reflexive environmental law (REL) facilitates exploration of how legal frameworks foster the capacity for private companies to engage in reflexivity. This reflexivity aids in avoiding entrenchment and promotes learning and self-organization to tackle intricate sustainability issues. To date, REL theory has overlooked conventional command-and-control regulations within the realm of REL, constraining its ability to comprehend … Continued

EU Contract Case Law, July–December 2023 
Fabrizio Esposito
Lucila de Almeida

The article EU Contract Case Law, July–December 2023, published on the European Review of Contract Law offers a comprehensive review of key cases adjudicated by the Court of Justice of the European Union pertaining to contract law. It focuses on the period spanning from July 2023 to December 2023. Among the 220 judgments rendered during … Continued

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NOVA Green Lab at the SPEED Lunch Seminar on the Technology Neutrality Principle
Beatriz Gomes
Lucila de Almeida

On April 17th another SPEED Lunch Seminar took place at NOVA School of Law, the topic was ”Framing the Technology Neutrality Principle within the European Green Transition” and NOVA Green Lab was present, both at the speakers table, and attending as guests. The European Union is tackling climate change and the energy crisis head-on, not … Continued

Welcome to Alessandra Porcari as a visiting scholar!
Beatriz Gomes

Alessandra Porcari is a PhD candidate in Comparative and European legal studies at Trento University and a teaching assistant in EU law since January 2022. She was awarded a topic-specific scholarship funded by the National Operational Program on Research and Innovation.  Previously, she graduated cum laude from Trento University in July 2021. Then, she moved … Continued

Sustentabilidade nas PMEs: NOVA Green Lab no Jornal ´Público´
Beatriz Gomes

No mundo empresarial moderno, a sustentabilidade tornou-se um imperativo incontestável. Não apenas as grandes empresas, mas também as pequenas e médias empresas (PMEs) devem, neste sentido, adotar práticas sustentáveis nas suas operações. O motivo é claro: além de ser uma responsabilidade moral, a sustentabilidade também se tornou um requisito legal e uma demanda crescente dos … Continued

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NOVA Green Lab promotes legal and multidisciplinary research in the field of environmental, climate, and energy law. Besides encouraging intensive scholarly debate, we may facilitate access of policymakers, civil society, stakeholders and citizens of different generations to the knowledge needed to achieve a better and more sustainable future, mainly focusing on the following SDGs.

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action

Affordable and clean energy

Responsible consumption and production

Sustainable cities and communities

Life on Land

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The NOVA Green Lab receives funding generously donated from the Knowledge Insititute of Abreu Advogados. Learn more about our Sponsors and Partners.

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