EU Commission greenlights French support for natural gas storage

France introduced a regulatory mechanism for natural gas storage in December 2017, with the aim of keeping existing storage capacities deemed necessary in operation to ensure the security of gas supply

German scheme extension to support CHP plants gets EU approval

The Commission said the scheme, approved until 2026, will further promote energy efficiency, lead to a better integration of co-generated power into the German electricity market and lower CO2 emissions, without distorting competition

EU approves €22.5bn Polish scheme to support offshore wind farms

The aid will be granted in the form of a two-way Contract for Difference premium

EU approves €254m Romanian aid to upgrade district heating system

The district heating system in Bucharest is the largest of its kind in the EU and the second largest in the world, serving 1.2m people

EU approves €300m German state aid to support sustainable transport

The budget covers the period from 2020 to 2023 and will support projects aimed at favouring local public transport over more polluting means of transport

EU investigates €95m Polish aid for LG Chem’s EV battery plant expansion

In 2017, the company decided to invest more than €1bn in the production capacity of EV batteries at its existing plant in the Dolnoślaskie region of Poland

EU approves Romania’s €53m state aid for EV charging points

The Commission considers the project will encourage a significant uptake of low emission vehicles

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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