Commission urged to rethink ‘fossil fuel subsidy schemes’

The European Commission has been urged to review its policies that allow member states to subsidise fossil fuel power plants, following a decision to reapprove the UK’s capacity market on Thursday

The European Commission has been urged to review its policies that allow member states to subsidise fossil fuel power plants, following a decision to reapprove the UK’s capacity market on Thursday. 

Tempus Energy, a grid balancing company, had successfully argued at the EU’s General Court that the UK capacity market, which pays companies to meet fluctuations in the supply and demand of electricity, discriminated against demand management services in favour of gas, nuclear and coal power stations.

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