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EU investigates Polish public support for district heating upgrades

The Commission has concerns the planned support may not be in line with EU state aid rules as it does not meet the ‘efficient district heating’ criteria set out in the Energy Efficiency Directive

EU approves €64m Polish support for waste-to-energy plant

The facility is expected to help divert around 160,000 tons of waste from landfill

EU approves Croatia’s state aid for €233.6m Krk LNG terminal

It has been designed to transport up to 2.6bn cubic meters of natural gas a year to the national transmission network from 2021

EU approves Italy’s €5.4bn support for renewable energy scheme

The Italian Government intends to introduce a new aid initiative that supports electricity production from sources such as solar and onshore wind

EU approves Lithuania’s €385m renewable energy scheme

The government intends to introduce the new aid scheme in May to support renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydropower

EU approves German state aid for cogeneration power plants

Operators of the combined heat and power plants will receive a premium on top of the market price

EU asks France to recover part of power bill reduction for energy intensive firms

It comes up to just under £38m out of the total reductions between 2013 to 2015

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EU orders Germany to recover illegal aid from large electricity users

The Commission said the network charges exemption given in 2012/13 was against state aid rules

EU investigates Spain’s support for coal power plants

The European Commission has launched an investigation to assess Spain’s “environmental incentive” for coal power plants. The Commission is concerned the support has been used to meet EU environmental standards that were in any case mandatory. In 2007, Spain introduced a scheme to support the installation of new filters in existing coal plants to reduce […]

EU approves joint capacity mechanism in Ireland and NI

The EU Commission has approved a new joint capacity mechanism for Ireland and Northern Ireland’s energy markets. The move was judged to be able to help ensure security of electricity supply whilst preserving competition and complying with EU state aid rules. Under the capacity mechanism, power plants and other capacity providers will obtain a payment […]