EU Green Power Incentive System Might Violate Trade Rules

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 6:31 PM EST) -- An adviser to Europe's top court said Tuesday that part of a European Union law designed to support renewable energy might be invalid because it clashes with trade rules in treaties between EU member states.

Yves Bot, an advocate general to the EU Court of Justice, said a provision of a European green energy law allowing member states to deny sustainable energy subsidies to power companies whose installations are in other countries violated agreements governing the free movement of goods across the 28-nation bloc.

Bot's determination,...
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