There is enough of a legal basis to file legal claims at national and international level to defend renewable investments. The electricity reform is undemocratic, since we have heard nothing from any of the parties affected by decisions that affect millions of consumers, energy producers, industries and society at large. Legal security and environmental quality are principles of our Constitution – and of European law – which are binding for all public authorities.
The principle of uniting together and concentrating claims could strengthen these claims and highlight the state of social emergency that has resulted from retroactivity being applied to all renewable investments. If the State does not defend legal certainty for renewables, we must defend it in national and European courts.
Article published in: FuturENERGY May 2014