Tempus Energy has accused the European Commission of caving to industry pressure and rushing through its investigation into the Capacity Market, after the mechanism was cleared to be reinstated.
The European Commission has approved Britain’s Capacity Market scheme following an in-depth investigation into its state aid compliance.
Tempus confirmed that it had today (5 September 2019) lodged evidence with the European Commission to substantiate its claim that the Capacity Market unfairly discriminates against clean energy projects.
Tempus Energy has escalated its legal challenge against the Capacity Market, demanding that all payments made under the mechanism be recovered.
Tempus Energy has launched a fresh attack over the government’s handling of the Capacity Market (CM), accusing it of “pretending” that the European Court of Justice’s judgement on the matter is less serious than it is.
Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry has attempted to downplay the impact of the ‘standstill’ imposed on the UK’s Capacity Market, courting accusations of dishonesty from the company behind the legal challenge that resulted in the suspension of the scheme.