On 18 July 2023, the Amsterdam court ruled in a case brought by ASVA over the energy surcharge. The court tested the municipality’s new policy (that students are not excluded if they have an energy contract in their name). The court unfortunately concluded that the municipality’s current policy was permissible. ASVA is disappointed with this decision. We are currently considering appealing.
It is most important for the appeal to map in even more detail how much the energy costs for students and non-students have increased. That way, we can show that the difference in treatment is unjust. You can help us do this by filling in the form below!