News Digest Item
04 Oct 2016

“Medium-sized companies complain about high costs of green power”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Business associations comprising medium-sized companies are complaining about the burdens of Germany’s green power support system on their member companies, which – unlike energy intensive industries – are not exempt from levies like the renewables surcharge, writes Andreas Mihm in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The system should be changed from a levies to a budget-financed one, demands Ingeborg Neumann, president of the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry.

For  background, read the CLEW factsheet Industrial power prices and the Energiewende

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