Energy Efficiency Loans Scheme

State aid can occur whenever State resources are used to aid an entity engaged in economic activity that potentially could distort competition and trade.

The European Commission allows small amounts of State aid to be given to an entity as long as the aid complies with the De Minimis Regulation or the EU Commission Agriculture Block Exemption Regulation (ABER) and remains below a certain threshold. Examples of sources of State aid may include funding under schemes from the Department of Agriculture, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia or a Local Enterprise Office.