CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – EUROPEAN UNION – CASE LAW – AID GRANTED BY A MEMBER STATE OR THROUGH STATE RESOURCES – OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE ENERGY BY COGENERATION

Aid granted by a member state or through state resources: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that the Polish Energy Law, which imposes an obligation on electricity companies selling electricity to end-users to purchase electricity produced by cogeneration, does not constitute an intervention by the State or through State resources (ENEA)

Dans le but d’assurer le développement durable de l’approvisionnement énergétique ou d’en réduire le coût pour leurs économies, les États membres adoptent, depuis plusieurs années, des législations spécifiques. L’inventivité des autorités étatiques n’a, à cet égard, d’égal que la diversité et la complexité des systèmes de soutien mis en place, lesquels font régulièrement l’objet d’une appréhension sous les auspices des dispositions en matière d’aides d’État (voir, à cet égard, CJUE, 13 mars 2001, PreussenElektra, aff. C‑379/98 ; CJUE, 17 juillet 2008, Essent Netwerk Noord e.a., aff. C‑206/06, CJUE, 19 déc. 2013, Association Vent De Colère ! e.a., aff. C‑262/12, Trib UE, 11 déc. 2014, Autriche c/ Commission, aff. T-251/11, Trib. UE, 10 mai 2016, Allemagne c/ Commission, aff. T-47/15). Tel est également le cas de la loi

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Raphael Vuitton, Aid granted by a member state or through state resources: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that the Polish Energy Law, which imposes an obligation on electricity companies selling electricity to end-users to purchase electricity produced by cogeneration, does not constitute an intervention by the State or through State resources (ENEA), 13 September 2017, Concurrences Review N° 4-2017, Art. N° 85155, pp. 137-138

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