State aid: Commission approves €835 million Dutch scheme to compensate energy-intensive companies for indirect emission costs* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Dutch scheme to partially compensate energy-intensive companies for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect emission costs under the EU Emission Trading System (‘ETS'). Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This €835 million scheme approved today enables the Netherlands to reduce the impact of indirect emission costs on its energy-intensive industries and thereby the risk that these industries relocate their production outside the EU, where climate policies are less ambitious. At the same time, it allow the Netherlands to achieve a
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