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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.

Article by Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzeziński in the March issue of “Przegląd Gazniczy”

The March issue of ‘Przegląd Gazniczy’ included an article by Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzeziński on the latest legislative changes for the gas industry at the EU level. The article presents the solutions proposed in the so-called Hydrogen and Gas Markets Decarbonisation Package – a set of regulations providing for the revision of two key legal acts for the gas sector, i.e. Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of July 13, 2009 on the conditions for access to natural gas transmission networks and repealing the regulation ( EC) No 1775/2005 and Directive 2009/73 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55 / EC. The article also highlights the planned changes aimed at facilitating the development of the hydrogen market and the expansion of the infrastructure dedicated to it.

ARTICLE BY ADAM WAWRZYNOWICZ AND TOMASZ BRZEZIŃSKI IN THE MARCH ISSUE OF “PRZEGLĄD GAZOWNICZY””

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

The December issue of ‘Przegląd Gazniczy’ contained an article by Adam Wawrzynowicz on green alternatives to natural gas. The text is based on the observations of the experts who took part in the SESSION II panel “The future of gas industry – biomethane” during the 7th Congress of the Polish Gas Industry.

Biomethane is considered to be a green alternative to natural gas as it is classed as a decarbonised gas, and the production of biogas and biomethane has a great potential to reduce uncontrolled methane emissions from waste disposal. Poland can offer great development opportunities for the biogas industry, especially because of the possibility of achieving the National Index Target with the use of biomethane and, in addition, because of the EU policy aimed at introducing renewable gases into gas networks.

Adam Wawrzynowicz, managing partner of W&W, guested as a speaker at the 1st National Scientific Conference on European Climate Law – “the Ecological future of Europe”, as organized by ELSA Poznan

In his speech, the representative of the W&W law firm raised the issue of natural gas as a transformative fuel on the Polish road to a low-emission economy. W&W’s portal ‘Energia.edu.pl’ was privileged to be the media sponsors of the event.