On Thursday, March 11, Greenberg Traurig, in collaboration with German engineering firm DEEP.KBB and Dutch consulting firm Rebel Group, will host a webinar on the technical and legal challenges associated
Continue Reading WEBINAR: Hydrogen Infrastructure Challenges and Case Studies: Bumpy Road or Expressway to a Clean Fuel Future?

As of Jan. 1, 2021, all permit applications for new buildings in the Netherlands are being tested against new criteria which aim to ensure that these new buildings are (almost)
Continue Reading Every New Building in the Netherlands Must Be (Almost) Energy Neutral Starting Jan. 1, 2021

On Sept. 14, 2020 the Dutch minister of Economic Affairs and Climate informed the Dutch Parliament that the EU Commission does not consent to the granting of subsidies for the
Continue Reading EU Commission Limits the Netherlands’ Plans to Subsidize Green Hydrogen Production

On 1 April 2020 the Dutch minister for Environment and Housing (Minister voor Milieu en Wonen) announced that implementation of the Environment and Planning Act is postponed. Implementation of the


Continue Reading Implementation of the Dutch Environment and Planning Act (Omgevingswet) Postponed Due to Pandemic

On 20 December 2019 the Dutch Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the case of Urgenda against the Dutch State. In 2013, the NGO Urgenda started a civil law procedure against the Dutch State for “knowingly exposing its own citizens to danger” by not taking sufficient measures to prevent climate change and therefore not preventing the foreseeable harm caused by climate change. The Dutch government acknowledged the potentially harmful consequences of climate change, but argued it could not be ordered to act via a court procedure.
Continue Reading The Dutch Supreme Court Obliges the Dutch Government to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions