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Letter of solidarity with the victims of Chevron
The signatories of this letter wish to express their rejection of this decision and their support for the people of Ecuador and the organizations that have defended the communities affected by Chevron Texaco.
US arbitration court can rule on Vattenfall’s German nuclear claim
A US arbitration court has rejected a German government petition that said the panel had no right to rule on a damages claim by Sweden’s Vattenfall. Berlin cited a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
ICSID condemns Egypt to pay €1,735 million to Naturgy and ENI for a gas plant
The Spanish group will seek an agreement with the country to recover normality at the Damietta plant.
Mexico President-elect’s oil stance complicates Nafta talks
Some in Lopez Obrador’s team are said to want energy excluded. Negotiators concerned backtracking on oil could derail talks.
Oil firms use secretive court hearing in bid to stop Vietnam taxing their profits
ConocoPhillips and Perenco try to stop £140m levy from sale of oilfields in key case for tax avoidance by multinationals.
Secrecy shrouds cost to Australian taxpayer in controversial trade dispute
US energy company is seeking $350m in compensation in so-called ISDS case over gas turbines in Pilbara.
Freeland calls for NAFTA review of “unfair and illegal” US solar panel tariff
Canadian Foreign affairs minister is asking for a NAFTA review into what she calls “unfair and illegal” 30 per cent American tariffs imposed on Canada’s solar panel manufacturers.
Indonesia, EU to establish most modern trade agreement
The fifth round of talks not only covered discussions on trade in goods but also the trade of services, investments, and other forms of cooperation. Among the specific issues discussed were energy and raw materials.
Enagás demands an arbitration against Peru before ICSID
Enagás has requested a proceeding before the ICSID against the Peruvian state after negotiating for six months without success to reach a friendly agreement in relation to the company’s investment in the Peruvian South Gas Management Project.
Lighthouse looks to use NAFTA talks to greenlight Millennium coal terminal
Millennium Bulk Terminals’ parent company is ramping up lobbying spending related to trade talks with Canada and Mexico as part of a bold effort to get its blocked coal terminal in Longview approved.
Should Canada reject NAFTA? Yes
NAFTA is a corporate rights agreement, not a free-trade agreement in the original sense.
In a trade war, Canada’s energy not on the table
Canada is hamstrung by a little-known NAFTA clause that packs a huge climate punch and gives the US first access to most of Canada’s oil and natural gas.
One Treaty to rule them all
The ever-expanding Energy Charter Treaty and the power it gives corporations to halt the energy transition.
Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China?
The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built
Spain loses its third millionaire arbitration award for the reduction of renewables
ICSID imposes a fine of 64.5 million euros for a claim by a fund of the state of Abu Dhabi.
Germany says Vattenfall has no grounds to seek arbitration over nuclear phase-out
Swedish utility Vattenfall has no legal grounds to ask a US arbitration court if it can claim 4.7 billion euros from Berlin for forcing it to halt nuclear production, the German government has said.
Invenergy files international arbitration suit against Poland over wind projects
The Invenergy group has submitted a notice of arbitration against Poland citing violations of Invenergy’s rights as a foreign investor and clear breaches of Poland’s obligations under the United States-Poland bilateral investment treaty.
Petroleum ISDS cases pose major threat to climate action
Research shows that mining and energy industries are the most frequent users of Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanisms.
Lee-Chin seeks US$300m in arbitration fight over Dom Rep investment
A Jamaican investor served the government of the Dominican Republic with a notice of arbitration surrounding the state takeover of a recycling facility and waste-to-energy plant.
Progress made on biotech during seventh NAFTA round
Negotiators closed the chapter on good regulatory practices, the sixth chapter to be completed. They have also finished on the sanitary-phytosanitary measures chapter. All three countries also agreed to establish a formal energy chapter.