News Digest Item
03 Jul 2017

“Energy transition: Attack on the eco-levy”

Handelsblatt Online

Many of Germany’s medium-sized industrial companies say they are under pressure from rising electricity costs, and businesses want the government to cut levies that fund Germany’s renewables expansion, writes Klaus Stratmann in the Handelsblatt Online. Germany’s medium-sized companies are more heavily burdened than their competitors, according to DIHK German Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Eric Schweitzer. “German medium-sized companies pay the hightest power prices in the EU, double that of their French counterparts,” he told the Handelsblatt.

Read the article in in the Handelsblatt in German here (behind a paywall) and a DIHK press release here.

Read a CLEW dossier about the costs involved in the Energiewende here and find more proposals on how to change the renewables support the factsheet.

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