The European Commission reminds that it does not only examines the compatibility of the aid itself but also the compatibility of the levy or tax with internal market rules (Renewable energy)

Green Electricity and Reduction of Energy Taxes for Energy-Intensive Users* Support of electricity production from renewable energy sources is normally compatible with the internal market. Reduction of taxes on electricity used by energy-intensive industries is allowed only for certain sectors exposed to international trade and only when they bear a certain cost. Taxes on imported electricity normally infringe free-trade and non-discrimination provisions, unless commensurate benefits are extended to imported electricity. Introduction This article reviews Commission decision SA.33995 concerning i) support of electricity production from renewable sources of energy and ii) support of energy-intensive users in Germany. [1] It took the Commission almost three years to investigate the

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Phedon Nicolaides, The European Commission reminds that it does not only examines the compatibility of the aid itself but also the compatibility of the levy or tax with internal market rules (Renewable energy), 25 November 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2014, Art. N° 72614

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