In mid-2012 RECS International took part in a consultation put out by DG Competition in order to modernize State aid guidelines by the end of 2013.
Short-term environmental improvements are exempt from the rules of the single market. This makes State aid rules integral in energy policy and the ability for national subsidy systems to exist without subsidizing the whole of the European Union. We at RECS International are of the opinion that allowing renewable energy subsidy schemes, such as the feed-in tariff to exist under the current State aid rules could hurt the cost-efficiency of renewables production Europe-wide.
To view the State aid page go here
To view the response of RECS International go here