Bundestag agrees with Solar Feed-in Tariff Reduction Compromise

The German Bundestag today consented to the compromise for the two-step reduction for German solar feed-in tariffs agreed at the Mediation Committee (Vermittlungsausschuss) meeting on 5 July 2010. The Bundesrat shall vote on the compromise on 9 July 2010.

The Mediation Committee agreed on a two-step reduction, with reductions by 8%, 12% and 13% becoming effective 1 July and a further 3% reduction becoming effective 1 October 2010.

Further details of the reductions are available in this overview.

The Bundesrat is scheduled to decide on the compromise on 9 July 2010.

Rhineland-Palatinate has submitted a proposal to reject the compromise as insufficient.

Sources: Bundesrats-Drucksache 415/10, Bundesrats-Drucksache 415/1/10,

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