28 Mar '14, 6pm

EU: French Feed-in Tariffs for Wind Energy are ok.

March 28, 2014 Paul Gipe EU Concludes French Feed-in Tariffs for Wind Energy Permissible Differentiated Wind Tariffs Acceptable under EU Rules In a potentially far-reaching decision, the European Commission has decided that the French system of feed-in tariffs for wind energy on land is not excluded under prohibitions against “state aid,” and is therefore permitted under European Union (EU) regulations. The long-awaited decision couldn’t come at a better time. Though the decision is consistent with past EU rulings on feed-in tariffs, recent comments by the Commission’s Directorate General for Competition against feed-in tariffs (FITs) has signaled a return to FIT bashing by the Commission’s powerful bureaucrats. This had put the decision on French wind FITs in doubt. The positive outcome in this case demonstrates that not only are feed-in tariffs for wind energy permissibl...

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