More Laws of Energy Legislative Package Promulgated

More laws of the recent Energy Legislative Package have been promulgated in the Federal Law Gazette.

On 5 August 2011 the following Acts have been published:

  • The 13th amendment of the Atomic Energy Act (AtG) that provides for a staggered nuclear phase-out until 2022,
  • the 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;
  • the Act Amending the Energy and Climate Fund Act (Gesetz zur Änderung des Gesetzes zur Errichtung eines Sondervermögens “Energie- und Klimafonds – EKFG -ÄndG).

With the promulgation of

  • the 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) on 4 August 2011,
  • the Act Amending Energy Law related Provisions (Gesetz zur Neuregelung energiewirtschaftsrechtlicher Vorschriften) on 3 August 2011,
  • the Act Strenghtening Climate-Friendly Measures in Towns and Municipalities (Gesetz zur Stärkung der klimagerechten Entwicklung in den Städten und Gemeinden) on 29 July 2011, and
  • the First Act Amending Shipping Laws (Erstes Gesetz zur Änderung schifffahrtsrechtlicher Vorschriften) on 29 July 2011,

all seven laws of the recent Energy Legislative Package have now been promulgated.

[revised 09.08.2011]

Source: Federal Law Gazette, 5 August 2011

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