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Commission rejects state aid for nuclear energy

Press release | October 9, 2013 at 9:30

Brussels - Yesterday, European Commissioners held an orientation debate on the revision of the Commission’s energy and environmental aid guidelines that provide the framework for assessing national state aid measures.

Comment on Almunia support for Hinkley nuclear plan

Press release | September 22, 2014 at 16:01

Brussels – Commenting on media reports of European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia’s support for the approval of public funding for the construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear power station, Greenpeace EU legal adviser Andrea Carta...

Briefing: Commission debate on State aid to nuclear

Publication | October 8, 2013 at 12:32

“The Commission should not issue guidelines for state aid to the nuclear sector; subsidising new nuclear plants creates unjustifiable market distortions and environmental risks. Furthermore, DG Competition lacks the experience and the knowledge...

Submission to consultation on EU fisheries state aid guidelines

Publication | January 21, 2015 at 15:27

When public authorities, like national governments or the European Commission, invest public funds in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, there is significant potential that these subsidies may directly or indirectly lead to more unsustainable...

EU investigation calls Hinkley nuclear deal into question

Press release | January 31, 2014 at 14:40

Commenting on the European commission's investigation into UK plans to subsidise the construction and operation of a new nuclear reactor at the Hinkley nuclear plant, Greenpeace UK chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said:

Reaction to Oettinger comment on nuclear state aid reported in Süddeutsche Zeitung

Press release | September 19, 2013 at 10:46

Brussels – German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has reported statements by European energy commissioner Günther Oettinger suggesting to EU nuclear regulators earlier this year that state aid rules should be changed to allow public financing of...

Request for Internal Review of Administrative Omission by the Commission to Submit to...

Publication | January 30, 2014 at 10:00

On behalf of Transport & Environment, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Europe (hereinafter “Applicants”), we submit this request for internal review (RIR) under Article 10 of the Aarhus Regulation1on the Commission’s administrative omission,...

European Commission attempts to open door for subsidies to nuclear energy

Feature story | July 19, 2013 at 10:53

The European Commission is due to release new draft guidelines for subsidies in the fields of the environment and energy. The guidelines, which are being agreed internally by the Commission over the course of the summer, will be put to a public...

Greenpeace welcomes Commission probe into UK support for Hinkley nuclear power plant

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 14:16

Brussels – The European Commission has today announced it is launching an in-depth investigation into potentially illegal state aid schemes for a new nuclear plant in the UK, known as Hinkley C.

Exclusive: Leaked nuclear state aid proposals spark controversy

Blog entry by Mark Breddy | July 19, 2013

The European Commission is facing controversy over plans to change existing rules and allow member states to provide direct state aid to nuclear power. The plans leaked to German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and seen by Greenpeace...

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