News Digest Item
17 Oct 2017

“Savings of a mere 1.32 euros annually” – opinion


The slight fall of Germany’s renewables levy in 2018 is no reason for the government to sit back, writes Klaus Stratmann in an opinion piece in Handelsblatt. The decrease would save a one-person household “a mere 1.32 euros annually”, and the surcharge is likely to rise again in the coming years. When reforming renewables support, the next government should not simply distribute costs in a different way. Renewables producers had to do their part. “It speaks volumes that they still receive remuneration even when nobody wants the power,” writes Stratmann.

For background, read the CLEW factsheets Germany ponders how to finance renewables expansion in the future and Defining features of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG).

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