Environment and Energy State aid Guidelines

The Secretariat of Bioenergy Europe received a leaked draft of the EEAG. The set of rules seems to be much more simplified compared to the existing rules. The articles concerning the aid for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (which entails RES electricity generation) maintain their eligibility of support granted via investment and operating aid. Moreover, the guidelines introduce the requirement of the assessment of a subsidy cost of 1 tonne of CO2 avoidance. The section devoted to District Heating maintains the possibility to support investments in the upgrade and the construction of efficient DHC. For more information, please contact Michal Dlugosz.