News Digest Item
26 Jul 2018

Consumer groups criticise tenant power project


Eleven consumer and tenant associations are putting pressure on energy minister Peter Altmaier to reform the tenant power law, Kathrin Witsch writes for Handelsblatt. The law, which was to animate landlords to install solar panels and offer their tenants the cheap, locally produced power, is not achieving its purpose, a letter by the 11 associations says. Only 125 projects had been realised in the first ten months since the law came into effect. This was mostly due to high bureaucratic hurdles and the fact that landlords often had to pay the full renewables surcharge on the electricity they were selling to their tenants, the associations write.

Read the article in German here.

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