The Dutch Competition Authority declares that a deal over closing down coal power plant is harmful to the consumer

Sustainable Competition law; Competition Law Kills Coal Closure Plan, Or Does It?* This post concerns a bit of a Dutch thing, namely the ‘position’ of the Dutch National Competition Authority ACM on an agreement by electricity producers active on the Dutch market [1], but it is interesting more generally for those who are interested in the relation between (EU) competition law and other issues like sustainability. The trigger for this position by the ACM is a plan in the national Energieakkoord [2] which is an agreement between organisations representing employers, employees, environmental NGO’s, companies and other social actors that aims to benefit the transition to a more sustainable energy policy and sustainable economic development in the Netherlands. Part of this Akkoord is the

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Hans Vedder, The Dutch Competition Authority declares that a deal over closing down coal power plant is harmful to the consumer, 26 September 2013, e-Competitions September 2013, Art. N° 57504

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