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CDU to Push for Further Cuts in Solar Feed-in Tariffs?

Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) today reports that the Energy Policy Coordinator of the ruling CDU/CSU parliamentary group Thomas Bareiß (CDU) urged fellow party member and Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen (CDU) to open a new round of solar feed-in tariff cuts.  The unrestricted expansion of PV installations would be on the verge of getting out of control from a financial and technical point of view.

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President of Cartel Office Calls for Changes in EEG Feed-in Tariff System

After the recently announced  increase in feed-in tariff costs pursuant to the Renewable Energy Source Act (EEG), Andreas Mundt, president of the German Cartel Office, reiterated his call for changing the financial support system for renewable energy.

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German Cartel Office Concludes Electric Heating Abuse Proceedings

The German Cartel Office concluded abuse proceedings against providers of electricity for night storage heaters and heat pumps. The investigated companies as well as numerous other market participants agreed to various market opening measures. In addition 13 utilities will compensate some 530,000 customers with a total of EUR 27.2 million.

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President of Cartel Office Calls for Change in Support Program for Renewable Energy

Andreas Mundt, president of the German Cartel Office, said promoting renewable energy should become more market-oriented. Admitting unlimited renewable energy into the German grid at fixed feed-in tariffs was incompatible with the concept of a free market.

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The Competition Law Angle of a Nuclear Phase-Out Reversal

Last week, the new president of the German Cartel Office, Andreas Mundt, was reported to only accept an extension of the life-span of the German nuclear power plants in return for competition enhancing concessions by the four major German utilities, E.ON AG, RWE AG, EnBW AG and Vattenfall Europe AG.   Continue reading ‘The Competition Law Angle of a Nuclear Phase-Out Reversal’