Annulment: The General Court of the European Union annuls the European Commission’s decision validating the compensation for the closure of a Dutch coal-fired power plant finding that it acted beyond its powers and violated the principle of legal certainty (Pays-Bas)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On November 16, 2022, the General Court of the European Union issued a judgment in case T-469/20 (Netherlands v. European Commission) concerning the decision of the Commission of May 12, 2020 by which it had authorized compensation for the early closure of a coal-fired power plant in the Netherlands. In this case, the Commission undertook, on its own initiative, to review a Dutch law banning the use of coal for electricity generation by 2030. As a result, the oldest of the five coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands was forced to close at the end of 2019. Under the law, the Dutch government has awarded €52.5 million in compensation to the owner of the

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Alain Ronzano, Annulment: The General Court of the European Union annuls the European Commission’s decision validating the compensation for the closure of a Dutch coal-fired power plant finding that it acted beyond its powers and violated the principle of legal certainty (Pays-Bas), 16 November 2022, Concurrences N° 4-2022, Art. N° 110014, www.concurrences.com

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