Report: subsidies and costs of EU energy

Report: subsidies and costs of EU energy

This report presents the results of a Ecofys study commissioned by DG Energy to quantify public interventions in energy markets in all 28 Member States. It considers all energy use excluding transport. The report suggests one of the reasons Governments have to intervene is that energy markets do not adequately price external costs such as environmental damages. The project also estimates the monetary value of environmental impacts from the use of energy and gives an indication of energy costs and prices, which is useful to provide context when quantifying Government interventions and external costs.

Source: European Commission

Date: October 2014

Read the report


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