EU plans ditching carbon cost refund for seven industrial sectors

Euractiv | Jan 16, 2020 at 8:21 AM
  • The European Commission has proposed removing mining activities and fertiliser manufacturing from a list of heavy industries eligible for state aid, arguing EU climate policies no longer put them at risk of relocating production outside Europe.
  • Euromines have asked to add graphite to the sectors eligible for state aid, arguing it has been identified as a strategic “critical raw material” for Europe’s batteries and e-mobility industry which is currently dominated by China.