The State Aid Guidelines on Energy and the Environment were initially release to adapt the rules on public support for the energy sector from a competition law perspective to reflect notably the framework of the 2020 EU Climate and Energy objectives. The purpose of this review is to put the State Aid framework in line with the 2030 Clean Energy for All European package, and reflect the changing market dynamics in the energy sector.
The European Commission launched a consultation on its long term strategy on greenhouse gas emissions reduction at the begining of the summer. The consultation closed on October 9. Below is EGEC's contribution to the consultation, highlighting the role of geothermal for a succesful decarbonisation of the European economy.
Member States and the European Parliament are negociating the rules that will govern the electricity system after 2020. At stake: setting a framework that allows a functioning market to be increasingly based on renewable generation.