EU's Renewable Energy Directive saved by GATT Art. XX?
Article from: TDM 3 (2015), in Renewable Energy Disputes
In May 2013 Argentina filed a dispute against the European Union (EU) concerning certain measures, imposed by the EU and its Member states, affecting the importation and marketing of biodiesel. The complaint was primarily focused on the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/CE), which, among others, lays out three "sustainability criteria" as a condition for considering biofuels both when determining eligibility for financial support, and when measuring compliance with the national target requirements for the overall share of energy from renewable sources in the EU. The first criterion ...