The EU Commission decides that Polish green certificates are compatible State aids

Polish green certificates held by Commission to be compatible State aid: a curious story comes to an end* On 2 August 2016, the Commission issued its long-awaited and precedent-setting decision in a case involving Polish green certificates issued to producers of energy from renewable energy sources (RES), following complaints filed as from 2013 in respect of co-firing and hydropower technologies. The Commission concluded its proceedings, extended since then into all RES technologies, at the preliminary examination stage, deciding that the green certificates did involve State aid. However, the Commission held that that aid was compatible with the internal market and decided not to raise objections. The programme reviewed by the Commission was essentially based on certificates, shaped

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Michal Bernat, The EU Commission decides that Polish green certificates are compatible State aids, 2 August 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin August 2016, Art. N° 81283

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