EC seeks stricter subsidy rules for mature renewables

Green energy technologies should be supported with feed-in premiums and other market-linked subsidies rather than fixed tariffs, says Brussels

Member states should support green energy technologies with feed-in premiums and other market-linked subsidies rather than fixed tariffs, says the EU executive.

Already deployed technologies would have to bid against each other for their subsidies, under final draft EU state aid guidelines put to public consultation on Wednesday.

In addition, member states using certificate schemes to support renewables would not be allowed to offer different levels of support for different deployed technologies.

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