The EU General Court upholds the Commission’s finding that German measures to support green electricity are incompatible State aid (Germany / Commission)

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Support for Green Electricity: State Resources and “PreussenElektra”* Arrangements established by law whereby undertakings are compensated for any extra payments they make to producers of green electricity are likely to bring those payments under the control of the state. Those payments will then be classified as state resources regardless of whether they are managed by private entities. Introduction On 10 May 2016, the General Court issued its much awaited ruling in case T-47/15, Germany v Commission. Germany appealed against Commission decision 2015/1585 that had found that measures to support green electricity and to relieve electricity-intensive users [EIUs] from a green energy surcharge contained State aid. Some of that aid was incompatible with the internal market and had to be

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU General Court upholds the Commission’s finding that German measures to support green electricity are incompatible State aid (Germany / Commission), 10 May 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2016, Art. N° 90073

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