We advocate for an EU State aid legal framework that supports a flexible, efficient, sustainable and locally-driven energy market. State Aid rules must be a tool to drive the decarbonisation of the energy markets and the implementation of renewables and energy efficiency solutions. We believe that well-designed State aid schemes and measures can ensure that the EU meets its commitments under the Paris Agreement, and empower local authorities to accelerate their energy transition to support the EU in meeting these commitments.
State aid rules
Taking this into account, it is critical that:
The new EEAG should facilitate the integration of small-scale operators and of non-conventional,
Special conditions for citizen/renewable energy communities will enhance the deployment of this business model and contribute to the objective to empower citizens pursued by the Clean Energy for all Europeans package.
Read our full response to the public consultation in the attached policy document:
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The European Commission, the Parliament and the Council are currently negotiating the future electricity market of the European Union. Together with Rescoop and Friends of the Earth Europe, we published a position paper expressing our key demands on the next EU energy market legislation.
Energy Cities responded to the European Commission consultation on the new Energy Market Design, running until the end of October 2015. In our view, the new energy market design should ensure equal treatment and non-discrimination for all market players, be it private companies or energy citizens.