CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – ENERGY – AID IN FAVOUR OF PRODUCERS OF ELECTRICITY GENERATED FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES – MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT MEASURES

Aid scheme: The General Court of the European Union confirms the Commission’s decision qualifying measures adopted by the Czech authorities in favour of producers of electricity generated from renewable energy sources as constituting a new aid scheme, implemented unlawfully, but compatible with the common market, on the basis of Article 107(3) (c) TFEU (FVE Holýšov)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. We have already had the opportunity, in a previous column, to highlight the inventiveness of the state authorities in terms of support measures for the production of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES). This inventiveness is matched only by the diversity and complexity of the regulations introduced in this respect (v.Concurrences No 4-2017, pp. 137-138.). The latter are of course also subject to review under the auspices of the state aid provisions. The case which gave rise to the judgment under comment is a further illustration of this. It originates from a draft law of the Czech authorities aimed at promoting electricity from RES. In 2003,

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Raphaël Vuitton, Aid scheme: The General Court of the European Union confirms the Commission’s decision qualifying measures adopted by the Czech authorities in favour of producers of electricity generated from renewable energy sources as constituting a new aid scheme, implemented unlawfully, but compatible with the common market, on the basis of Article 107(3) (c) TFEU (FVE Holýšov), 20 September 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92429, pp. 151-152

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