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Commission sends SO to Czech energy companies for obstruction during dawn raid
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • December 22 2010

On 20 December, the Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Energetický a průmyslový holding and J&T Investment Advisors, active in the electricity sector in the Czech Republic


Commission prohibits Austrian subsidies for energy intensive businesses
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Austria
  • March 21 2011

On 8 March 2011 the Commission found a provision of the revised Austrian Green Electricity Act (Ökostromgesetznovelle 2008), partially exempting energy intensive businesses from contributing to the funding of green electricity, to be in breach of EU state aid rules


Commission starts court action against Italy for failing to recover 295 million euros in aid to Alcoa.
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • March 29 2011

On 23 March, the Commission said it planned to take Italy to court for failing to recover 295 million in alleged state aid that it provided to Alcoa Inc. in preferential electricity tariffs


Commission opens in-depth state aid investigation into Estonian aid for new power plants
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Estonia, European Union
  • March 29 2011

On 23 March, the Commission announced that it has decided to open an in-depth state aid investigation into an Estonian project to grant aid to the operators of two new oil-shale fuelled power plants


European Commission proposes revamp of EU biofuels policy
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 17 2012

On October 17, 2012, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new directive amending the two major pieces of EU legislation on biofuels: Directive 200928EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Energy Directive or “RED”) and Directive 9870EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels (Fuel Quality Directive or “FQD”), both in force since 2009


EU focuswhere do we stand on the reshaping of the Energy Taxation Directive?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • June 19 2012

A year has passed since the publication, in April 2011, by the European Commission (EC) of its Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 200396EC (the Proposal), restructuring the European Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (the Energy Taxation Directive


Production and wholesale of conventional electricity in Germany exempted from EU public procurement rules
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 19 2012

On 24 April 2012, the European Commission adopted a formal decision generally exempting from the EU procurement rules all public companies active in the production and wholesale of conventional electricity in Germany


European Commission adopts guidelines for State aid for industry electricity costs in the context of the amended EU Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • May 29 2012

On 22 May 2012, the Commission adopted guidelines on State aid in the context of the amended EU Emissions Trading Scheme post-2012


Commission opens formal proceedings against Czech electricity incumbent CEZ
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • July 18 2011

On 15 July 2011 the Commission opened formal anti-trust proceedings to investigate whether CEZ a.s., the incumbent electricity producer in the Czech Republic, abused its dominant position on the Czech electricity market, in particular by hindering the entry of competitors, in breach of EU antitrust rules


Certain EU Iran sanctions to be suspended
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • January 16 2014

Following the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action on November 24, 2013, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany