Press Release_The European Court of Justice has ruled against Aland Vindkraft.
The ruling in favour of the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) in the case of Åland Vindkraft AB v. Energimyndigheten was not in line with the earlier opinion of the Advocate General. This outcome allows protectionist national electricity support schemes to continue, thus encouraging producers to go for the highest subsidies instead of the most cost-efficient generation. RECS International is concerned that the cost-efficient generation of renewable energy will be slowed down, making it harder for the much-needed energy transition to take place across Europe. By restricting international competition, this ruling will also keep the cost of support for European renewables high and reduce the competitiveness of European industries. RECS International believes that consumers will ultimately pay the price for this decision in the form of higher taxes, tariffs and fees, when the alternative was to promote cheap renewable power that is generated where it is most efficient to do so.
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