The EU General Court hands down a judgment in a case regarding a German law on renewable energy and clarifies the notion of State resources (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz)

On 10 May 2016, the General Court of the European Union (“Court”) handed down a judgment in a case concerning the German law on renewable energy of 2012 (the Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz 2012 - “EEG 2012”) (case T-47/15, Germany vs. Commission). The EEG 2012, which was replaced by a new law in 2014, laid down a scheme to support rms producing electricity from renewable energy sources and mine gas (“EEG Electric- ity”). Network operators at all voltage levels were obliged to buy EEG Electricity at a price determined by law, which was higher than the market

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Markus Wellinger, The EU General Court hands down a judgment in a case regarding a German law on renewable energy and clarifies the notion of State resources (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz), 10 May 2016, e-Competitions May 2016, Art. N° 79876

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