Constitutional Court ruling on the acceleration of nuclear phase-out in Germany: energy companies are entitled to "appropriate" compensation
As argued in my analysis below, even if this case remains a German domestic case, it teaches us some important lessons on the legal requirements for a smooth energy transition.
The European Commission has adopted and published, on 30 November 2016, one of the most comprehensive and voluminous legislative plackage ever, and definitely the master piece under the Energy Union Strategy.
The so-called "Clean Energy for All Europeans"-package is available at the following webpage:
The European Commission announced on 8 November that it has approved the national-wide capacity mechanism in France under the EU state aid rules. In its press release, the European Commission makes clear that, in order to adopt such a positive decision, France had to make some amendments to its scheme. Security of energy supply was also one of the main grounds for allowing the measure.
The full text of the decision is not yet available, but the press release is available here