Sunday, February 17th, 2019

No EU-German deal yet on exemptions from green energy surcharge

Brussels and Berlin have not yet agreed on exemptions for German industry from a surcharge to support renewable energy, Germany’s Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday after talks with the European Union commissioner in charge. “We do not have a final result yet.” Germany is trying to reform the way it supports its growing green industries that derive power from sources such as wind and solar, but any solution needs to suit the EU Commission and German industry.

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