Danish biogas wins reprieve on pricing

Danish biogas energy producers have been "saved by the bell" following a decision by economic affairs minister Bendt Bendtsen to continue pricing their electricity at DKr0.60 (€0.08) per kWh, Jyllands-Posten newspaper reported last week. The minister had earlier hinted that he was unhappy with the pricing structure, prompting several leading companies to put new projects on hold and even threaten to leave the country (EED 08/11/02). A government working group is to recommend changes to the support system next February.

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