Making EU State Aid Decisions work for the Decarbonisation of Europe

Developing case studies on EU state aid decisions relevant for climate protection and the European energy transition

  • Project Duration: 10/2019 -

Are European State Aid Decisions consistent with Europe’s climate and energy targets? What should be improved to ensure that European State Aid decisions support decarbonisation and the energy transition?

This project, conducted jointly by Agora Energiewende and ClientEarth combines legal, economic and energy transition expertise to develop an online repository and communication material of case studies on EU state aid decisions relevant for climate protection and the EU’s energy transition. Case studies and background materials will be made available on the project page.

By providing transparent, reliable and well-documented case studies we will analyse the track-record of past state aid decisions in driving the energy transition and identify the critical steps and elements in state aid decisions that should be improved to align EU state aid decision-making with Europe’s climate and energy targets.

Through communication activities in Brussels and selected member states we will empower stakeholders to engage on this issue through their respective channels with the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament and national governments.

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.



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