What are SMRs?
Small nuclear reactors (SMR) are units with a capacity of up to about 300 MW, and countries such as Canada, the United States, Great Britain and France invest in them. The technology has been known for many years, but it is controversial. There are three such units in Russia in the world, models manufactured in the USA and Canada are at the stage of obtaining a license. Micro and small nuclear power plants have already been used in submarines and ships in the past. It is estimated that they can become an alternative to large nuclear power plants. They can be used to create energy complexes, the construction time is short (they are delivered to the site of operation). If they prove to be competitively priced, they can become an additional, emission-free source of electricity.
Synthos Green Energy- a pioneer of nuclear change in Poland
On 10 December 2021 there entered into force the amendment of the Polish law on energy. The changes introduced by this amendment, which relate to the principles of tariff calculation, aim to avoid the risk of a single cumulative increase in gas prices for households in 2022, while ensuring that gas sellers can cover their costs of purchasing gas for their customers in the long term. As a result, household gas prices may fall at some point, but revenue will be recovered in subsequent years by applying prices that take account of such latent costs. This means that gas prices in these years will be higher than the current cost of buying this fuel, even if wholesale gas prices fall again.
New tariff system
The new mechanism incorporated to the tariff system is a one-of-a-kind solution deriving from the existing state of the national and European gas markets. It assures that gas sellers can carry forward the present rise in raw material purchase prices over the next few years rather than simply factoring them into the tariff as it is now calculated. Until 30 June 2022, gas sellers may submit to the President of the Polish Office for Energy Regulation a gas sales tariff for households calculated only on the basis of a proportion of the justified costs, i.e. a proportion of the gas procurement costs. On the other hand, the seller will be able to cover the part of the costs not included in the current tariff for the next three years, i.e. until the end of 2025, either from the tariffs applicable from the beginning of 2023, or from the prices and charges set on competitive markets.
KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI takes part in the training organised by Wolters Kluwer on 30 March 2022, devoted to debt collection from bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.
The subject of the training is a comprehensive overview of important aspects of civil investigations and enforcement proceedings, where bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies are either the subject of the claim (e.g. in the case of a bitcoin sale contract) or the subject of the debtor’s property, against which the execution of monetary claims may be conducted. In addition to strict enforcement proceedings, cases are also discussed when the debtor is subject to bankruptcy or restructuring proceedings. The training has a practical dimension, the lecturer’s experiences and tips on how to act as a creditor’s representative in this type of cases and how to deal with a number of emerging practical difficulties will be presented.
On 22 March 2022 KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI KG LEGAL will take part in MOD Cirrus Programme organized by TD-Info and techUK.
TD-Info and techUK are jointly holding an Industry Engagement event with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), to update industry on MOD’s progress and plans regarding the Cirrus Programme.
The Cirrus team wish to stimulate a discussion on how collaboration with industry can support progress in the delivery and adoption of cloud capabilities.
The discussion will focus on the assumptions and goals of Cirrus programme, scope and timeline, MODCloud ecosystem, datacentre rationalization.
The number of financial frauds consisting in phishing login details in electronic banking services is growing worldwide, including Poland. Fraudsters use the Internet and telephone, impersonating, inter alia, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Credit Information Bureau or banks. As the Bank Cyber Security Center of the Polish Bank Association points out, the methods used by criminals include, inter alia, telephones in which undetermined people call potential victims and pretend to be commonly recognized financial institutions, try to obtain sensitive data used, for example, to log in to electronic banking. Fraudsters can also persuade the people they call to install software on the computer or phone that will allow them to take control of the victim’s device and obtain further data – such as logins and passwords for banking services, as well as SMS codes authorizing transactions financial.