EU court considers two challenges against Hinkley nuclear subsidies

The Austrian government and a group of energy firms are claiming UK government subsidies for Hinkley Point C violate state aid rules

Two legal challenges are being lodged against UK government subsidies for Hinkley Point C claiming they violate state aid rules.

The first case, by the Austrian government, was filed in the Court of Justice of the EU on 6 July.

The second will be filed next week by a group of German and Austrian green energy suppliers and municipal utility firms. These include Greenpeace Energy, a cooperative set up by Greenpeace Germany which is now an independent organisation.

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