Green economy  |  Publications  |  30.12.2013
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The Role of State Aid in Creating a Green Economy

What changes to state aid rules are needed to help create a green economy? As Europe struggles to transition to a stable and sustainable economic future, this report commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group proposes reforms that will turn state aid rules into a tool for creating a truly green economy, with benefits for the environment, consumers and Member States.

State aid rules, which govern when public authorities may grant assistance to selected undertakings, play a crucial role in determining the economic and environmental future of the EU.

This report, commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group and authored by the E3G think-tank, outline a range of measures that would ensure state aid rules help Europe transition to a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy. As Europe prepares to make major investments in areas such as energy and transport in the coming years, state aid rules that create a level playing-field for different industries and phase out damaging subsidies for fossil fuels will benefit investors and the public alike.

This report, which is part of our Green New Deal series, can be ordered online by emailing your details to info(at)gef.eu. It is available in English and German online and in print.  

 

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