Renewable Energies Act (EEG) Subsidy Proceedings Must not Jeopardise Change in Energy Policy

18.12.2013 The EU Commission has initiated Renewable Energies Act (EEG) subsidy proceedings. The new federal government is now required to enable a plannable and cost-efficient expansion of renewable energies that is in line with European law. “The initiation of the proceedings on subsidies for power-intensive companies through partial exemption from the Renewable Energies Act reallocation charge increases the pressure even further to address the Renewable Energies Act reform purposefully and constructively.

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