State aid: Commission updates guidance for measures to support the green transition | EC Press

The European Commission has published today updated State aid guiding templates to assist Member States in designing measures, which will be included in their national Recovery and Resilience Plans (‘RRPs’), in line with EU State aid rules. In particular, the updated technical documents will help Member States design measures that further contribute to the implementation of the European Green Deal, while helping to end the dependence on Russian fossil fuels and fast forward the green transition as set out in the REPowerEU Plan.

In December 2020, the Commission published guiding templates to assist Member States in designing State aid measures forming part of their RRPs. In February 2023, the Recovery and Resilience Facility Regulation was amended to integrate dedicated REPowerEU chapters in Member States’ existing RRPs.  To help Member States modify their plans in the context of REPowerEU, the Commission has now introduced targeted updates to the templates that are most relevant for the design of new measures under REPowerEU chapters.

In particular, several templates have been adjusted to the new 2022 Guidelines on State aid for Climate, Environmental protection and Energy, the revised State aid Framework for Research, Development and Innovation, the new Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework, and the endorsed amendment to the General Block Exemption Regulation.

A press release is available online.

(For more information: Daniel Ferrie – Tel.: +32 2 298 65 00; Nina Ferreira – Tel.: +32 229 9 81 63)