First Parliament Reading of Energy Legislative Package

Yesterday the first reading of the legislative package of draft bills took place in the Bundestag (Federal Parliament). With this package, the German government intends to effect a nuclear phase-out until 2022 and wants to create the legal basis for a faster transition into an age of renewable energy supply.

The ruling CDU/CSU and FDP coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), who gave a government declaration, submitted the following draft bills to parliament:

  1. 13th amendment of the Atomic Energy Act (AtG) – 17/6070
  2. Act Amending the Legal Framework for the Promotion of the Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy Sources (Gesetz zur Neuregelung des Rechtsrahmens für die Förderung der Stromerzeugung aus erneuerbaren Energien), which most importantly contains amendments of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) in Article 1 – 17/6071
  3. Act Amending Energy Law related Provisions (Gesetz zur Neuregelung energiewirtschaftsrechtlicher Vorschriften), most importantly of the German Energy Act (EnWG) – ref. no. 17/6072
  4. Act on Measures Accelerating the Expansion of the Electricity Grids (Gesetz über Maßnahmen zur Beschleunigung des Netzausbaus Elektrizitätsnetze), which most importantly includes a new Grid Expansion Acceleration Act (NABEG) in Article 1, but also amends other laws – ref. no. 17/6073
  5. Act on Fiscal Measures Promoting Energy-Efficient Renovations of Residential Buildings (Gesetz zur steuerlichen Förderung von energetischen Sanierungsmaßnahmen an Wohngebäuden) – ref. no. 17/6074
  6. Act Amending the Energy and Climate Fund Act (Gesetz zur Änderung des Gesetzes zur Errichtung eines Sondervermögens “Energie- und Klimafonds – EKFG -ÄndG) –
  7. Act Strenghtening Climate-Friendly Measures in Towns and Municipalities (Gesetz zur Stärkung der klimagerechten Entwicklung in den Städten und Gemeinden) – 17/6076
  8. First Act Amending Shipping Laws (Erstes Gesetz zur Änderung schifffahrtsrechtlicher Vorschriften) – ref. no. 17/6077

After a two-hour reading, the bills were referred to the committees listed in the agenda of the Bundestag for further consultation.

Source: Bundestag

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