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EU floats waiver on state aid for green energy

EU countries should be able to subsidise renewable energy projects up to 100 percent in a derogation from normal anti-state aid rules, the European Commission proposed Monday. "Europe will need a considerable amount of sustainable investments" to meet CO2 targets, European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. "Although a significant share will come from the private sector, public support will play a role in ensuring that the green transition happens fast".

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