News Digest Item
24 Jan 2017

No tax on solar power for self-consumption

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The federal finance ministry’s plan to tax solar power produced for self-consumption has failed due to opposition from the federal economy ministry, writes Manfred Schäfers for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, citing government sources. The finance ministry had argued that current tax exemptions might not be in line with EU state aid law. A draft bill could be presented at next week’s cabinet meeting, writes Schäfers.
In summer 2016, the German government had reached an agreement with the EU Commission, allowing renewable surcharge exemptions.

For background read the CLEW article Agreement with EU Commission clears way for German power market reform.

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