Policy & Regulation

Legal battle clouds future of UK power payments

The UK could be facing premature power plant closures unless the legal dispute over its subsidy scheme for generators is resolved The UK could be facing premature power plant closures unless the legal dispute over its subsidy scheme for generators is resolved.
By Andreas Walstad 7 February 2019 0 33914
A cooling tower at a power station, West Burton, UK. (EDF)

Key issue: A UK subsidy scheme that has so far awarded around £4 billion to fossil power generators remains suspended and no information has been given as to when payments will resume. 

Interfax analysis: The UK could be facing the premature closure of several older gas- and coal-fired power plants unless the legal battle over its subsidy scheme for power generators is resolved soon.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in November last year that the European Commission should have carried out...