CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS - RENEWABLE ENERGY – PARAFISCAL LEVY – EXEMPTION

Parafiscal levy : The General Court of the European Union dismisses an action brought against a Commission decision holding that a partial exemption from the obligation to purchase green electricity granted to energy-intensive businesses is incompatible with the internal market (Austria/Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In 2008, the Republic of Austria amended its Green Electricity Law in anticipation of the binding target which that Member State is now required to achieve by 2020 as regards the share of energy from renewable sources in accordance with Directive 2009/28/EC of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (OJ 2009 L 140, p. 16). The amended Austrian law provided for two main measures. Firstly, each producer of green electricity was guaranteed the purchase of its total production at a price fixed by regulation and above the market price. This purchase was carried out by a green electricity settlement centre which was the

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Jérôme Gstalter, Parafiscal levy : The General Court of the European Union dismisses an action brought against a Commission decision holding that a partial exemption from the obligation to purchase green electricity granted to energy-intensive businesses is incompatible with the internal market (Austria/Commission), 11 December 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71370, pp. 165-167

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