Lear, together with DIW Berlin, E.CA Economics, Sheppard Mullin and University of East Anglia, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results will support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG) as well as the respective parts of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). The study addressed three broad topics, structured in three separate study items. In its study item, Lear, in cooperation with DIW Berlin, examined whether and how the transparency of environmental protection costs of aid schemes should be increased by quantifying both the benefits to environmental protection and their costs. Further, the study item addressed whether tendering requirements in aid schemes should be extended and assessed whether environmental protection schemes can be broadened to different sectors and technologies which could advance the same environmental protection objective to a similar extent, rather than being sector or technology specific.
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