News Digest Item
10 Jul 2017

“Call for a reform of the renewable energy act”

Thüringische Landeszeitung

Most Germans say the costs for renewable energy expansion are not fairly distributed across the country, Thüringische Landeszeitung reports. A representative survey by pollster Kantar Emnid found 59 percent of respondents said the costs paid by power customers with their electricity bill could be allocated more fairly. And 77 percent called for a new reform of the renewable energy act (EEG), the newspaper says. Calls for a reform increased on average with the age of survey respondents, it adds.

For more information, see the CLEW factsheet Germany ponders how to finance renewables expansion in the future and the dossier The reform of the Renewable Energy Act.

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