On April 30, 2021, German energy company Uniper filed a dispute against the government of the Netherlands alleging that the government's plan to phase out coal by 2030 violates the Energy Charter Treaty.
In 2022, the German government decided to bail out and nationalize Uniper in order to deal with the major financial struggles faced by the company as a result of the energy price crisis and war in Ukraine. As part of the deal, Uniper agreed to withdraw the arbitration case against the Netherlands. A similar ICSID arbitration case by RWE against the Netherlands is still pending. Several national cases by RWE and Uniper against the Netherlands also exist.
At Issue: Whether the Netherlands' plan to phase out coal by 2030 violates the Energy Charter Treaty.
No case documents are available.