German compromise on energy tax break nears

Agreement expected to win EU go-ahead to exempt efficient gas power stations from fuel duty

Last week, chancellor Gerhard Schröder said that he was looking at the possibility of regional aid to ensure that investment in two of the highly-efficient combined-cycle power stations totalling an output of 1,200 megawatts in the town of Lubmin would go ahead.Follow Up:
European Commission, tel: +32 2 299 1111; German environment ministry, tel: +49 30 28 55 00

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