EC backs Germany's renewable energy surcharge reforms

The EU’s Competition Commission has given the green light to Germany’s reforms of renewable energy surcharges and exemptions to companies that generate electricity for their own consumption

The EU’s Competition Commission has given the green light to Germany’s reforms of renewable energy surcharges and exemptions to companies that generate electricity for their own consumption.

The decision, which was made on the basis of the EU's state aid rules, means Germany can now proceed with plans from the start of 2018 to gradually apply surcharges through a revision of the 2014 Renewable Energy Act (EEG).

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