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25 Jun 2018

Greens want to re-introduce nuclear fuel tax


The Greens parliamentary group wants to re-introduce the nuclear fuel tax and use it to pay the compensation to nuclear power plant operators for losses after the government pulled forward its nuclear power exit in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear incident, writes Klaus Stratmann in Handelsblatt. The parliament is currently debating the law reform that would regulate the compensation payments, and the Greens want to change Germany’s constitution, or basic law, to enable the re-introduction of the fuel tax law. In 2017, the Federal Constitutional Court had declared the nuclear fuel tax law invalid and incompatible with basic law.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

For background read the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.

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