The EU Commission approves a prolongation and modification of a German scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources

State aid: Commission approves prolongation and modification of German scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the prolongation and modification of a German scheme to support the production of electricity from renewable energy sources and from mine gas, as well as reductions of charges to fund support for electricity from renewable sources. The reduction of charges will be available to (i) energy-intensive companies and (ii) shore-side electricity supply to ships while at berth in ports. The scheme is part of the German Renewable Energy Act (“Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz” - ‘EEG 2021'). The scheme will help Germany reach its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and

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European Commission, The EU Commission approves a prolongation and modification of a German scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources, 29 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 100662

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