The EU Commission opens a State aid investigation into the German Renewable Energy Source Act for giving unlawful advantages to energy-intensive companies in Germany

EUROPEAN COMMISSION INVESTIGATES EXEMPTION FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY SURCHARGE FOR ENERGY-INTENSIVE COMPANIES IN GERMANY* The European Commission today opened a State aid investigation into the German Renewable Energy Source Act (the EEG), claiming that the EEG may have given unlawful advantages to energy-intensive companies in Germany. These companies now face the potential risk that benefits totalling billions of euros may have to be repaid. The European Commission (Commission) today opened a State aid

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Jacques Buhart, The EU Commission opens a State aid investigation into the German Renewable Energy Source Act for giving unlawful advantages to energy-intensive companies in Germany, 18 December 2013, e-Competitions December 2013, Art. N° 92813

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