Archive for July, 2015

July Newsletter No202

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

Nine months ago the European Commission approved the Hinkley Point C State aid case and in my November 2014 Newsletter – my first – I welcomed the decision. I thought it was time to get behind the EDF proposal and put an end to arguments over how much EDF Energy and its partners should be allowed to earn through the guaranteed strike price mechanism.

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German Energy Cooperative Ready To Submit Hinkley Point C State Aid Appeal

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Ten companies including electricity suppliers and municipal utilities from Germany and Austria will in the coming days submit an appeal against the European Commission’s decision to allow state aid for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, German energy cooperative Greenpeace Energy said in a press statement.

The group will argue that the UK nuclear project could strongly influence German power prices and so “distort competition”. “We are complaining against these boundless nuclear subsidies, because from an ecological and macro-economic ...

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