30 Oct '13, 10am

Hinkley C Nuclear Power Plant To Get Twice The Rate As Solar PV From UK Government

Hinkley C Nuclear Power Plant To Get Twice The Rate As Solar PV From UK Government

The fact that the Hinkley C deal distorts the EU’s internal market to give a state aid to nuclear power that is not available to renewable energy directly flies in the face of the EU’s state aid regulations. Under these rules it is permissable to give premium price incentives to renewable energy, subject to clearance by the EU Commission that they have been applied according to the correct procedure. However, state aid for non-renewable energy, while not necessarily illegal under EU rules, has to be the subject of a special application. The issue that arises here is that the UK Government, in effect, is wanting to give priority state aid in the EU electricity market to a fuel which has no exemption over and above a fuel which does have an exemption. … The UK is going to be increasing trade in electricity along with the others, with increased electricity interconnector capa...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/30/hinkley-c-nuclear-pow...

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