Showing posts from September, 2018

`Card Blanche´ for Germany´s Dirty Coal ?

By the end of 2017 / beginning of 2018 a sequence of state aid decisions on capacity mechanisms made headlines. Countries like France, Poland, Italy, Belgium and Germany received approval for their respective capacity mechanisms by the European Commission. However, it now emerged that Germany gained more favorable treatment than all other Member States concerning its highly polluting lignite power plants in these decisions.