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When to give the green light to green agreements

Should companies be allowed to cooperate—or ‘collude’—on socially beneficial environmental behaviour? Do companies even have the incentive to cooperate on socially beneficial behaviour? In this article, we reconcile apparently divergent views concerning the law and economics of the value of sustainability agreements, by illustrating how the presence of sustainability spillovers between firms can generate both socially and privately beneficial cooperation. Read More

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New game, new rules: the draft guidelines for ‘green’ state aid measures

On 7 June, the European Commission published its draft climate, energy and environmental aid guidelines (CEEAG). More comprehensive than the previous version, these guidelines cover new technologies (such as hydrogen) and state aid for the phasing out of coal. We explore the role of economic and financial analysis in assessing the compatibility of ‘green’ aid measures under the guidelines. Read More

A fare price for net zero aviation?

In July, the UK Department for Transport published a consultation on its strategy for achieving net zero carbon emissions in the aviation sector by 2050. While the consultation discusses the technological challenges with achieving net zero, it does not consider the impact of its net zero measures on market outcomes,… Read More

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EffizienzApp: strategy, planning and management made easy

TOTEX benchmarking is at the heart of incentive regulation in German energy markets. Yet it remains a ‘black box’ with highly uncertain, and sometimes unusual, results for grids. With the European Court of Justice expected to allow broader discretion and independence to the Bundesnetzagentur, could TOTEX… Read More

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