The ECOreport reposts EU Competition Commissioner Margarethe Vestige’s interim report points to “room for improvement,” EU capacity mechanisms may be badly designed
Originally Posted on Energy Post
by Sonja van Renssen
EU member states are setting up capacity mechanisms that may be unnecessary, expensive and badly designed. This is the conclusion of the European Commission’s Competition Directorate in the interim report of its first ever “sector enquiry” into capacity mechanisms as a form of state aid for electricity producers. But the report shows that DG Competition has a different view than DG Energy about the future of the EU’s energy market design, writes Sonja van Jenssen from Brussels.
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The ECOreport reposts the story of all-encompassing approach creates fresh opportunities for interdisciplinary research, Germany’s novel approach to funding energy research
Press Release from Germany Trade and Invest
Berlin (gtai) – Renewable energy and energy efficiency are at the heart of a broadened approach to granting funding for applied research announced by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy under the federal government’s 6th Energy Research Programme.
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Originally Published on Clean Technica
By Mridul Chadha
If Chancellor Angela Merkel comes to power after elections in September, Germany may become the latest European country to curb support for renewable energy infrastructure. Amidst the poor economic environment in Europe, a number of countries have pulled back support for the renewable energy sector by either reducing subsidies or introducing taxes on revenues from renewable energy projects.
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