Yesterday at the EU Sustainable Energy Week, Director Kopač underlined the serious situation in the coal sector of the Energy Community Contracting Parties where direct subsidies amounted to EUR 1,2 billion in 2015-2017.
Higher average oil prices in 2018 pushed up the value of global fossil fuel consumption subsidies back up toward levels last seen in 2014, underscoring the incomplete nature of the pricing reforms undertaken in recent years, according to new data from the IEA.
The European Commission has approved under State aid rules the introduction of stringent CO2 emission limits in the Italian capacity mechanism. The measure will contribute to ensuring security of supply and increase the level of environmental protection without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market.
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources in Italy. The measure will contribute to the EU environmental objectives without unduly distorting competition.
Update: Authorisation for State aid notice published in the Official Journal
This event will focus on state aid outside of the EU as well as on its procedural and institutional issues.
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Lithuanian support to energy company AB Lietuvos Energija in the context of a strategic reserve measure may have unduly favoured the company and distorted competition in the Single Market, in breach of EU State aid rules.
The objective of the training week is to enable participants to learn from leading experts in the field and from each other, strengthening the knowledge and networks needed to meet some of today’s most pressing challenges. The week-long activities focus on the critical role of energy efficiency in mitigating growing energy demand across all sectors in the world’s fastest‑growing economies.
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the compensation granted by Slovakia to electric utility company Slovenské Elektrárne a.s. for temporarily supplying a mandatory quantity of electricity from indigenous fuel sources into the Bystričany electricity system node in Slovakia.