News Digest Item
07 Mar 2017

“Abolition of electricity tax”


Schleswig-Holstein’s state Energiewende minister and Green politician Robert Habeck calls for abolishing the electricity tax, reforming grid fees and lowering the Renewable Energy Act (EEG)-surcharge to relieve consumers of high power costs, report dpa/Welt. Industry exemptions from the EEG-surcharge should in the future not be financed by power consumers, but the state, said Habeck.

Read the article in German here.

Also read the CLEW article Debate on financing renewables in new ways gathers pace in Germany.

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