№71: Straw in the Wind: State Aid for Nuclear Energy in the UK and Lessons for Visegrad Countries Cover Image

№71: Straw in the Wind: State Aid for Nuclear Energy in the UK and Lessons for Visegrad Countries
№71: Straw in the Wind: State Aid for Nuclear Energy in the UK and Lessons for Visegrad Countries

Author(s): Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Miłosz Wiatrowski
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Energy and Environmental Studies, Governance, Environmental and Energy policy, International relations/trade
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: European Union; United Kingdom; state aid for nuclear energy; investments in nuclear builds; nuclear power plants; Visegrad Group;
Summary/Abstract: With as many as 12 EU Member States currently considering investment in nuclear builds, the European Commission’s decision finding the UK’s support for the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant as being compatible with the EU state aid law was met with relief not only by Whitehall, but also by governments across the European Union. Yet latest EU–British settlement is a point of reference, not a silver bullet. EU countries interested in new nuclear power plants, including those in the Visegrad Group, should draw lessons from the Commission’s decision, and at the same time explore variant possibilities of state support.

  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English