Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber), 26 September 2013

Industrie du bois de Vielsalm & Cie (IBV) SA v Région wallonne

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour constitutionnelle (Belgium)

Directive 2004/8/EC — Scope — Cogeneration and high efficiency cogeneration — Article 7 — Regional support scheme providing for the grant of ‘green certificates’ to cogeneration plants — Grant of a larger number of green certificates to cogeneration plants processing principally forms of biomass other than wood or wood waste — Principle of equality and non-discrimination — Articles 20 and 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Case C‑195/12


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
08/11/2013 IBV & Cie
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2013:598
26/09/2013 IBV & Cie
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2013:598
26/09/2013 IBV & Cie
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2013:293
08/05/2013 IBV & Cie
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
22/06/2012 IBV & Cie
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Cour constitutionelle (formerly Cour d’arbitrage) – Interpretation of Article 7 of Directive 2004/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 on the promotion of co-generation based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market and amending Directive 92/42/EEC (OJ 2004 L 52, p. 50) – Interpretation of Articles 2 and 4 of Directive 2001/77/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2001 on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market (OJ 2001 L 283, p. 33) – Interpretation of Article 22 of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC (OJ 2009 L 140, p. 16) – Interpretation of Article 6 TEU and Articles 20 and 21of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – Financial support scheme limited to high-efficiency cogeneration plants – Obligation, authorisation or prohibition of excluding from support cogeneration plants using principally wood or wood waste – Conformity of legislation with the principle of equal treatment

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.24 Energy
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.02 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
      1.04.02.01 Field of application of the Charter (Article 51(1) and (2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights)
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.20 Equality before the law
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.20 Equality before the law
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.24 Energy


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 26/04/2012

Date of the Opinion

  • 08/05/2013

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

26/09/2013


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 200 from 07.07.2012, p.7

Judgment: OJ C 344 from 23.11.2013, p.28

Name of the parties

IBV & Cie

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Petteruti, Carmine: La salvaguardia del principio di parità di trattamento e non discriminazione nei regimi di sostegno agli impianti di cogenerazione, Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo 2014 p.305-311 (IT)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Cour constitutionnelle - Belgium

Subject-matter

  • Environment
  • Provisions governing the institutions
  • Approximation of laws

Provisions of national law referred to

Décret du 12/04/2001 relatif à l’organisation du marché régional de l’électricité, art. 38, § 3

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Prechal

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French