News Digest Item
15 Jul 2016

“The Renewable Energy Act has to go”


The Renewable Energy Act (EEG) should be ditched and replaced by a carbon tax, writes Dieter Dürand in an opinion piece in WirtschaftsWoche. “It is time for a clear cut: get rid of the EEG. In its place could be a simple tax on CO2,” writes Dürand. “This would reward investments in climate friendly and energy-efficient facilities but leave which technologies prevail to the market.”

Read the opinion piece (behind paywall) in German here.

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