The EU Commission adopts new State aid guidelines now encompassing the application of State aid to energy infrastructure in the European Union

New Guidelines for State Aid to Energy Infrastructure – A Helpful Move Toward Europe 2020?* 1. Introduction On April 9, 2014, the European Commission adopted in principle new State aid guidelines, which will now encompass the application of State aid to energy infrastructure within the European Union [1]. In 2008 the present Community guidelines on State aid for environmental protection [2] were established, which extended in duration through 2014 [3]. The focus of the 2008 Guidelines centered upon the improvement of performance with regard to environmental concerns [4]. Energy issues were addressed to the extent that they related to the support of environmental or climate related goals, but energy infrastructure failed to be specifically or adequately considered [5]. This article

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Robert Miklós Babirad, The EU Commission adopts new State aid guidelines now encompassing the application of State aid to energy infrastructure in the European Union, 9 avril 2014, e-Competitions April 2014, Art. N° 67684

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