Sophisticated construction contracts frequently contain a payment certification process, adding several procedural steps for the Contractor to receive payment from the Principal. Mostly seen by Contractors as an unnecessary deferral of payment, the true value to Contractors is often not understood.
Australia is widely considered to have an ‘infrastructure deficit’. Various state and federal governments have attempted to plug this funding gap by increasing infrastructure spending in recent years, in particular in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
Utility-scale renewables are now being deployed into small mining grids and for other off-grid customers. Renewable projects in an off-grid environment require special considerations.
The foreign investment review legislation is general in application and was certainly not drafted with renewable investment in mind. FIRB can affect renewable investment in Australia in sometimes surprising ways.
Following the NSW Government’s announcement of the preferred network of the Parramatta Light Rail in December 2015, further details of the project were provided by Transport for NSW at yesterday’s industry briefing.
The Philippine Renewable Energy Law provides for a VAT exemption that is meant to assist the deployment of renewables, but it makes life difficult for international specialists.
Energy efficiency in the housing stock is a promising contributor to climate change mitigation. We examine a recent CEFC initiative directed at bridging a funding gap for social housing projects.
The Australian government is promoting legislation to improve the framework for equity crowd funding. Will this be a turning point for renewables investment and in particular for community renewables?
We explore what remedies are available to a principal if defects arise in the works?
Many renewable resources (like solar and wind) are described as abundant and free. Is this really the case?
Manage your NGER reporting obligations, not your anger. Reporting obligations under the NGER scheme may apply to renewable generators.
ARENA’s large scale solar photovoltaic (PV) competitive round and the CEFC Large Scale Solar Program offer a ray of light for investment in Australia’s renewable energy industry.
The 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will take place from 18 to 25 October 2015. Pegasus Legal will use this opportunity to look at a number of topics at the interface of transport and renewable energy.
We explore the relationship between limitation periods and defects liability periods.
We explain the rationale for defects liability periods in construction contracts and discuss commonly held misconceptions.
We consider the impact of the re-election of Mike Baird’s government will have on NSW’s infrastructure sector.