EU Continues State-Aid Probe Of German Energy Law

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT) -- The European Commission is reportedly conducting a preliminary probe into Germany's renewable energy law based on concerns that the policy may give energy-intensive German companies a competitive leg-up over rivals from other European countries.

The commission, which serves as the European Union's competition regulator, is looking into a certain provision of a German law intended to promote the generation of renewable energy, but the agency is not expected to make any decisions on whether it will launch formal antitrust proceedings until later this summer, according to...
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