European Court of Justice Rules Feed-in Tariffs Are Not Subsidies

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German renewable energy law EEG does not constitute state aid

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Landmark decision: European Court of Justice rules feed-in tariffs do not constitute state aid

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Landmark decision: European Court of Justice rules feed-in tariffs do not constitute state aid

Governments in and outside Europe should re-consider their support schemes for renewable energy and allow biggest possible participation

The European Court of Justice has decided in a landmark decision that feed-in tariffs as provided by the German renewable energy law EEG do not constitute state aid or, in other words, subsidies. The Court ruled: "According to the Court of Justice, the General Court was wrong to find that the funds generated by the EEG surcharge constituted State resources. It follows that a factor required in order to classify as ‘aid’ advantages resulting from the mechanisms established by the EEG 2012 is lacking.”  With this verdict which is actually re-confirming a decision made in 2001 the Court has made clear that... ... More: Official Press Release WWEA

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