Federal Council Stops Solar Feed-in Tariff Reduction

The Federal Council (Bundesrat) on Friday decided to call upon the Mediation Committee to reduce the solar feed-in tariff cuts decided by the Bundestag.

Various Länder opposed the reductions decided by the Bundestag on 6 May 2010.  The Federal Council wants to cap the reduction at 10%, instead of the up to 16% reduction in the current amendment.

The Mediation Committee now has to see whether there is room for a compromise.  If no compromise is found in the Mediation Committee, the Bundestag can overrule the Federal Council’s objection.

The reduction of the solar feed-in tariffs was originally due to enter into force as of 1 July 2010.

Source: BundesratRheinische Post

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