National support for renewable electricity and the single market in Europe: the Ålands Vindkraft case

The European Court of Justice recently announced its judgement in the case of Alands Vindcraft, concerning Sweden’s right to deny support for renewable electricity to Finnish producers.  Against the Advocate General’s recommendations, the Court decided that the Swedish policy does not infringe European law.  This Comment, by Étienne Durand and Malcolm Keay, looks at the implications of the decision, which could justify the continuing existence of 28 different renewables support mechanisms in the 28 European Member States and thereby undermine the goal of a single European electricity market.

Executive Summary

By: Etienne Durand , Malcolm Keay

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