Environment, consumers and health, Energy and natural resources, Press Conference, European Commission
The European Commission will adopt new Guidelines defining criteria how it will assess public support to energy or environmental projects.
Examples of the measures covered by the Guidelines include: Public support to renewable energy production, exemptions for energy intensive users from the financing of renewables, and investments in energy infrastructure or in capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply.
The new rules aim at helping Member States to design State aid measures that contribute to reaching their 2020 climate targets, while ensuring they are cost-effective for society and do not cause undue distortions of competition or a fragmentation of the Single Market.
Vice-President Almunia will give a press conference.
Press details to be announced.
Press release and memo will be available on the day.