The EU Commission starts a process to revise guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy

The European Commission (Commission) recently announced a further step towards its forthcoming review of the State Aid Guidelines for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG) [1]. These guidelines, that were first adopted in 2014, are a major tool for the Commission to manage how its 27 Member States will finance their energy transition towards a decarbonised energy system by 2050, while still guaranteeing security of supply. The forthcoming review of the EEAG is particularly vital given the flagship European Green Deal [2] has significantly stepped up the EU’s environmental ambition. A clear understanding of the process, its scope and eventual consequences is key to determine whether and how stakeholders should participate in this important review. The Commission plans to launch a

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Matthew Levitt, Leigh Hancher, David Gabathuler, The EU Commission starts a process to revise guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy , 8 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 98024

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