State aid for a decarbonised Europe archive
Conference organised by ClientEarth and Agora Agora Energiewende on ‘State aid perspectives on the “Coal-to-Clean Transition” in Europe’.
Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of a decarbonised Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid Guidelines for renewable energy sources.
We have written to the European Commission arguing that there is no proven need for the UK’s Capacity Market – and that as designed, it favours coal and gas power plants over cleaner technologies.
As subsidies for fossil fuels come under increasing scrutiny in the EU, Bulgaria faces a legal challenge over its unwavering support to coal.
The EU’s General Court has annulled the Commission’s State aid approval of the UK Capacity Market – this is a short analysis of the judgment.
Company Enea will have to justify its decision to power ahead with the controversial project in court, as Poland feels the pressure before COP24.
Spain’s coal mining companies may have to pay back up to €2bn in government subsidies.
Lawyers warn fossil fuel companies should factor the potential payback of illegal subsidies into the “vast portfolio of risks” they face.
Energy giant ENEL’s conflicting climate policies have come under fire at its AGM but the group is still refusing to give investors any certainty about the future, despite the rapid decline of coal in Europe.
Coal plants must pay back €400 million in unlawful subsidies from Spanish government, environmental lawyers insist
Environmental lawyers are supporting the European Commission’s investigation into coal operators in Spain to decide whether they have to pay back millions in subsidies to the Spanish government.
Lawyers point out fundamental flaws in EU rules that mean it can approve ‘badly disguised coal subsidies’.