State aid perspectives on the “Coal-to-Clean Transition” in Europe

  • Place: Brussels
  • 14.11.2019, 09:00 - 16:00

The "Coal-to-Clean Transition" is at the heart of European power sector decarbonisation. Successful Coal-to-Clean transition strategies are underpinned by long-term political commitment to a just and fair transition, by robust administrative planning as well as supportive measures. Some of the measures in Coal-to-Clean transition strategies may qualify as State aid under EU law and thus require prior approval by the European Commission to be permitted. For the “Coal-to-Clean Transition” this may involve compensation payments for the closure of coal facilities, interventions to ensure security of electricity supply, support payments for the rapid scaling of renewable power or efforts to achieving a fair and just transition in regions hitherto dependent on coal mining or coal use.

This high-level conference will provide a space for dialogue and exchange between EU decision-makers, stakeholders and experts. It is part of a research and dialogue project jointly conducted by Agora Energiewende and ClientEarth that appraises the role of EU State aid law and decisions in the decarbonisation of Europe.

The conference will be held in English.

The agenda with all speakers and further details will soon be published.

This event participation is free of charge. You can register until 7 November 2019 using the Register now-buttons above or below. In case you can no longer attend please be so kind and inform our events department since there will be a catering and not showing up will cause costs around 65 Euro.

If you require barrier-free access, please contact Nikola Bock, using the contact details listed here on the right or below.

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We recommend travelling to this event by way of public transportation: Belgian Train and/or STIB.

We look forward to your participation!



The project is financed by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Event details

State aid perspectives on the “Coal-to-Clean Transition” in Europe

14.11.2019 | 09:00 - 16:00

Club De Warande
Room: Conference room De Warande
Zinnerstraat 1
1000 Brussels

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