The European Commission accommodates complaints by member states regarding green subsidies and has clarified which industries are eligible for rebates from payments towards renewable support schemes. In the new draft guidelines seen by Europolitics, which was finalised after the end of a consultation period, a new large loophole is included that would allow member states to bypass the market-based approach the Commission plans to introduce for subsidies to renewable energy.

By 2017, the EU plans to make a « genuinely competitive…