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New state aid guidelines for energy and renewables “needed to reach climate objectives”, Commission claims

April 9, 2014 - Energy

Jennifer Baker is joined by Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, spokeswoman of the European Commission, to discuss new state aid guidelines for energy and renewables.

On Wednesday 9 April the Commission will adopt State Aid Guidelines on Energy & Environmental Aid that will provide new criteria for the support of energy and environmental projects and will replace the guidelines that have been in place since 2008. Ahrenkilde Hansen claims that in the meantime the renewables industry has matured, and if we want to reach climate, cost efficiency and competitiveness objectives, we need to update these guidelines.

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