News Digest Item
29 Nov 2016

“CDU considers stopping renewables support”

Spiegel Online

In preparation for the federal parliamentary elections 2017, Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union is considering calling for an end to Germany's core renewable energy support, writes Stefan Schultz for Spiegel Online. The party would “work on a concept on how to exit Renewable Energy Act (EEG) support by the end of the coming legislative period,” according to a discussion paper by the CDU’s expert committee on finance, economy and energy. “Support must be finite,” the party’s energy expert Joachim Pfeiffer told Spiegel Online. CDU sources said it was far from decided whether the party would make phasing out renewables support an election campaign policy.

Read the article in German here.

For background read the CLEW article Germany debates form of renewables support as levy rises.

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