News Digest Item
14 Oct 2016

Schleswig-Holstein state minister wants to reduce renewables surcharge

dpa / shz

Robert Habeck, Schleswig-Holstein state minister for the Energiewende, calls for reducing Germany’s renewables surcharge, instead of increasing it as grid operators did today, writes the regional newspaper shz. Habeck proposes a government-administered Energiewende fund, financed through reformed energy tax payments. “We need a second ecological tax reform,” Habeck told news agency dpa. “I think it would be right to establish a fund from which the legacy of  high costs from the early years of the Energiewende are paid,” said Habeck.

Read the article in German here.

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