Green Energy Programs and the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: A Good FIT?
Article from: OGEL 3 (2015), in Renewable Energy Disputes
The focus of this article will be on the obligations of WTO Members under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM Agreement), which was a new WTO agreement negotiated during the Uruguay Round. After 20 years of the WTO, there is now some jurisprudence clarifying key provisions of the SCM Agreement. However, it is still early days in understanding this complicated, important Agreement. How will green energy measures fare when examined under the microscope of the SCM Agreement? Will they be found to be inconsistent with its obligations? This is a difficult ...