Utilities should use nuclear tax refunds to lower power prices - consumer organisation
The refunds that nuclear utilities E.ON, RWE and EnBW can expect after Germany’s constitutional court ruled the nuclear fuel tax law unconstitutional should be used to lower electricity prices, according to the Consumer Organisation Baden-Wuerttemberg, reports Frankfurter Rundschau. “We assume that the expenses were fully passed on, so that the consumers already paid for them once. For this reason, tax payers now must not pay for them a second time in the form of refunds,” said Eckhard Brenner of the consumer organisation.
For background read the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.