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19 Mar 2018

New econ min Altmaier wants lower power prices for small businesses


Germany’s new minister for the economy and energy, Peter Altmaier, wants to lower power prices for small and middle-sized companies. In an interview with Handelsblatt, Altmaier says companies that do not benefit from rebates for energy-intensive industries must not have disadvantages vis-à-vis their European competitors. The new minister also said that grid expansion will be given “top priority” in the coming legislative period and that a law to remove legal obstacles to power line construction would be a possibility.

Read the interview in German here.

See CLEW’s profile of economy minister Altmaier and the factsheet What business thinks of the energy transition for more information.

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