State aid for coal-fired power stations, briefing

On 17 December 2008, the European Commission made a statement related to State aid for power stations. ClientEarth considers that the statement does not comply with EC Treaty rules which require any State aid to go beyond community standards. This issue was first raised in our analysis of the final conclusions of the European Council, when we alerted key MEPs, the Commission, the Presidency and permanent representations. We made a formal request for the Commission to conduct an internal review of its statement of 17 December in January 2009.

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Published February 9, 2009
Found in ClimateEnergyState Aid