Commission takes negative decision in the Alcoa case I. Introduction Between 2007 and 2009, the Commission had to take decisions in a number of State aid cases concerning preferential electricity tariffs for energy-intensive users. The Alcoa case, decided in November 2009, undoubtedly had the highest profile. However, the Commission already determined its position in 2007 with the Ternidecision , which was recently upheld by the General Court. The general context in which these investigations took place was turbulent. Since its inception in 1996, the liberalisation of the electricity market had raised high hopes. The process was expected to lead to more competition between electricity providers and, ultimately, better prices for both large and small users. However, the expected
The EU Commission takes a negative decision in a case on State aid concerning preferential electricity tariffs for energy-intensive users (Alcoa)
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