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Symposium – “Polish Green Deal – program for the gas industry”

Adam Wawrzynowicz, managing partner of W&W, participated in a panel discussion during the symposium “Polish Green Deal – program for the gas industry”, which took place on January 14-16, 2022 in Zakopane. This year’s Symposium, periodically organized by the Chamber of Commerce for the Gas Industry, was devoted to the green transformation of the gas industry. Adam Wawrzynowicz introduced the participants to the assumptions of the proposed regulations for hydrogen and other renewable fuels, in particular the assumptions of the new gas package published by the European Commission in mid-December 2021.

Article by Adam Wawrzynowicz and Marcel Krzanowski in the December issue of “Przegląd Gazniczy”

Adam Wawrzynowicz and Marcel Krzanowski are the co-authors of an article for the December issue of ‘Przegląd Gazniczy’ entitled ” The involvement of the Chamber of Commerce for the Gas Industry in the development of the hydrogen and biogas sector”.

The authors discuss activities for the development of the biogas and biomethane sectors as well as the process for building strategy and drafting legislative change.

Lecture on the “Administrative and legal options in the fight against graffiti”

W&W lawyer, Marcel Krzanowski delivered a lecture on the administrative and legal options which can help in the fight against graffiti. The paper focused primarily on the difficulties faced by municipal government bodies and preservers and custodians of historic buildings in preventing and removing unwanted graffiti from the facades of private buildings. The author also cited examples of actions taken by the local government administration bodies that are responsible for policy to counteract the phenomena, and looked at solutions utilised by legislators in other countries that can serve as models in this regard. The greatest interest in the audience was aroused by the topic of cooperation between communal governments and local street artists.

VIII National Seminar on ‘The Law for the Protection of Historic Buildings’

W&W lawyer, Marcel Krzanowski had the opportunity to take part in the VIII National Seminar on ‘The Law for the Protection of Historic Buildings’ in Lubostroń, as organised for young scientists, doctoral students and students of Professor Jan Pruszyński. His lecture focused on the installation of photovoltaic installations by the owners of historic buildings. The issues raised by Marcel were appreciated by the organizers.

11th edition of the EXPO-GAS Gas Technology Fair

Adam Wawrzynowicz, managing partner of W&W, took part in a discussion panel during a conference running alongside the 11th edition of the EXPO-GAS Gas Technology Fair. The event took place on September 15-16, 2021.

The main topic of the conference was Green Gas and Adam Wawrzynowicz took part in a panel which focused on the technological conditions for the gas market. He, in particular, drew attention to the key legislative challenges for the development of the hydrogen market in Poland. The panelists also included: prof. Wojciech Suwała (AGH University of Science and Technology), Tobiasz Adamczewski (Forum Energii), Artur Cieślik (vice-president of PGNiG SA), prof. Andrzej Osiadacz (Warsaw University of Technology), dr hab. Grzegorz Tchorek (University of Warsaw), Dariusz Koc (KAPE National Energy Conservation Agency S.A.).

24th GAZTERM Conference

The 24th GAZTERM Conference took place from August 29 – September 1, 2021, , during which W&W’s managing partner, Adam Wawrzynowicz acted as the moderator for the discussion panel. The topics of the panel included the prospects for green gas in Poland against the background of international experiences. Planned legislative change aimed at increasing the use of renewable gas, in particular hydrogen and biomethane, were also  discussed. The panelists included, among others: Artur Cieślik (vice-president of PGNIG), prof. Jacek Dach (University of Life Sciences in Poznań), Piotr Korytkowski (President of Konin), dr Jacek Jaworski (INiG), Paweł Turowski (BBN), dr hab. Jakub Pokrzywniak (WKB) and Paweł Stańczak (Ukraine GTS Operator).

An Article by Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzeziński in the June issue of ‘Gas Review’

The June issue of Przegląd Gazniczy (Gas Review) published an article by Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzeziński entitled, ‘The prospects for natural gas as a transformative fuel in the context of the EU Taxonomy’.

One of the assumptions of the European Green Deal adopted in 2019 is to reduce the emissions of the gas sector, which is to take place, inter alia, by increasing aid for development work in the field of low-emitting gases. The criteria for investors and financial institutions to assess whether specific investments applying for financing are environmentally sustainable are indicated in the so-called “EU taxonomy”, namely Regulation (EU) 2020/852 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment.

The article deals with the prospects for the development of natural gas in the context of the aforementioned regulation and the further EU actions announced in connection with the regulation.

Heat and Gas Forum

The Heat and Gas Forum, organized by the Polish District Heating Chamber of Commerce, took place on the 22-24 June 2021. The main topic of the event was the role of gaseous fuels in the process of the transformation of the Polish heating sector. The challenges faced by the heating sector in connection with the “green transformation” and the opportunities that can be associated with gaseous fuels, in particular natural gas, were identified during the conference.

One of the speakers at the Heat and Gas Forum was the managing partner of W&W, Adam Wawrzynowicz, who discussed the decarbonisation of the gas sector in the light of the European Union’s strategy and regulations.

We encourage you to read the report from the event, available at the link: https://www.forumcieplaigazu.pl/live

 

An article by Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzeziński in the April issue of ‘Gas Review’

An article by Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzeziński on regulations in the field of agricultural biogas and biomethane was published in a special April issue of Przegląd Gazniczy (Gas Review).

The authors explain the issues connected with the relevant regulations, in particular in the context of the potential introduction of agricultural biogas and biomethane to gas networks, as well as their use in the transport sector.

The article refers not only to the possibility of exploiting these fuels, but also discusses the existing legal barriers that stand in the way of the use of agricultural biogas and biomethane for the purposes of Poland’s implementation of renewable energy objectives.

The 4th National Scientific Conference on Real Estate Law: The COVID-19 pandemic and the future of the real estate market

Wawrzynowicz i Wspólnicy was a partner for this year’s edition of the National Scientific Conference on Real Estate Law: The COVID-19 pandemic and the future of the real estate market.

The conference was divided into three thematic panels: “The influence of the epidemiological state on short-term and commercial rental”; “The functioning of the real estate market in the light of selected regulations related to counteracting COVID-19”; “COVID-19 and the development of new methods of real estate brokerage.”

As part of the second panel, a lecture entitled, “Energy efficiency and the decarbonisation of buildings – new regulatory challenges” was delivered by Adam Wawrzynowicz, managing partner at Wawrzynowicz i Wspólnicy.

The conference took place on April 28, 2021, and as many as 380 participants took part in it.