Governments fail to budge over coal subsidies

Campaigners have expressed concern over the EU Council's apparent inability to agree an end to subsidies for coal-fired power generators through capacity mechanisms, following back-room talks

Campaigners have expressed concern over the EU Council's apparent inability to agree an end to subsidies for coal-fired power generators through so-called capacity mechanisms, following back-room talks this week.

The issue of such national schemes subsidising generators, which remunerate generators for keeping conventional plants on standby, and a contentious emissions performance standard were discussed by MEPs and government delegates on Thursday as they wrangled over proposed electricity market reforms.

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