"Total of 717 companies exempted from renewable energy levy in 2016"
The German government partially or fully waived the country’s renewable energy levy for 717 companies last year because of a special equalisation scheme to mitigate competitive disadvantages for energy intensive industries, Petra Hannen writes in PV Magazine. The report cites a reply by the government to a query by the Green party. The fee waivers resulted in savings of 3.4 billion euros, including 1.4 billion euros for the chemical industry, 579 million euros for the paper industry and 499 million euros for the steel sector. A total of 775 companies, including 195 chemical firms and 166 metal companies, applied for renewables levy exemptions.
Read the article in German here.
Read the German Bundestag release in German here.