The EU environmental and energy aid guidelines have been fundamentally revised and extended.
In the programming period 2014-2020 the focus is more than ever on investments in sustainable energy in order to achieve the EU2020 targets: The shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors as well as a strong emphasis on renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), resulting in almost a doubling of investment amounts in sustainable energy over 2014-2020.
Compliance with EU State aid rules is of crucial importance and still remains challenging for State aid practitioners due to their complexity in the field of energy and environment: The revised Environmental and Energy Guidelines (EEAG) have strengthened the authorities’ approach to assess whether State aid exists or is compatible with the EU internal market. Since the scope of the guidelines has been extended to the energy field, it now includes measures related to energy infrastructure projects, generation adequacy measures and energy intensive users. Furthermore, the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), by which a huge number of measures are covered, has considerably been altered.
Structure & Methodology
The training will provide you a comprehensive overview of the current State aid control system in the energy sector. Various presentations, practical exercises and group work will enable you to apply the guideline and the GBER in the field of energy and environment correctly in practice. Furthermore, you will become familiar with the specific rules and conditions for investment and operating aid in the fields of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies.
This training will be conducted by renowned experts EU and Member States’ institutions, as well as leading law firms and consultancies.
The Lexxion Training Method combines the three stages of learning to ensure that the participants obtain the best possible understanding of EU rules:
- Identification of the main points or principles;
- Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles, and
- Application of the principles.
The participants will be actively involved in the course. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical problems. You will have ample opportunities to present your own problematic issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.
Just send to us your cases and questions in advance! We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the training. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.
What participants of the previous training in 2017 said:
„The training on EU State Aid Law for Energy and Environment was very informative, all professional speakers were happy to share their extensive knowledge about the topics.“
„State Aid can be more diverse than you ever imagined!“
„The maximum size of the group is a very important feature of this course and its success. All participants were full ability to engage directly with each presenter and each other.“