Heavy industry opposes support for all power

Energy intensive industries have urged EU lawmakers to minimise subsidies to both conventional and renewable forms of power generation

Energy intensive industries have urged EU lawmakers to minimise subsidies to both conventional and renewable forms of power generation and argue that efforts to boost energy efficiency should focus on buildings rather than industry, in a joint statement issued ahead of key votes and negotiations in Brussels.

Capacity mechanisms, where conventional power plants receive state support to remain on standby to cover periods of high demand from users and low output from renewable sources, should be implemented only for a limited time if at all, the ‘Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries’ said on Monday.

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