News Digest Item
15 Aug 2017

Nuclear fuel tax refunds come “at right moment”


German utilities RWE, E.ON, and EnBW should use the nuclear fuel tax refunds to prepare their companies for the future, writes Jürgen Flauger in an opinion piece for Handelsblatt. “The one-off effect comes at exactly the right moment and could help overcome the crisis.” E.ON and EnBW should invest in renewables and in digital energy assets, while RWE could use the money to make itself the leading supplier of backup capacity from coal and gas-fired power plants, writes Flauger.

For background, read the CLEW dossier Utilities and the energy transition.

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