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Ministerial Draft: New General Controlling Company Liability Concept for Nuclear Power Operators

A ministerial draft for an Act on Continued Liability for Nuclear Decommissioning and Disposal Costs contains a concept to establish a new system of general controlling company liability for nuclear power operators. The aim is to ensure continuing and in particular create new liability  for the costs of Germany’s staggered nuclear power exit until 2022 and the follow-up costs. The draft is a reaction to concerns regarding liability of the nuclear companies prompted by the announcement of E.ON SE to split into two companies. According to media reports, E.ON considers taking legal action should the law be passed.

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Study for Greens: Transfer Provisions for Nuclear Decommissioning to Public Fund – No Full Exemption for Nuclear Operators

A study commissioned by the Green Party advises to transfer the provisions in the amount of roughly EUR 38 billion made for the nuclear exit liabilities by the nuclear power operators to a public fund within a period of five years, Rheinische Post (RP)  and several other newpapers report, referring to the yet unpublished document. Otherwise there was the risk that the provisions could vanish, the study reportedly says.

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New Search for Permanent German Nuclear Waste Disposal

The German government and the federal states (Länder) agreed to restart the search for a permanent German nuclear waste disposal site, numerous media sources reported.

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German Council of Economic Experts Critical of Energy Policy and Current Promotion of Renewables

Yesterday the German Council of Economic Experts (GCEE) submitted its Annual Economic Report 2011/2012 to Chancellor Angela Merkel. The report also deals extensively with German energy policy. GCEE criticises the German reversal of its energy policy following the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima and the costly promotion policy for renewable energy. It calls for a radical rethinking and a European approach for the expansion of the share of renewable energy instead of a a go-it-alone national approach.

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Bilingual German-English Version of German Atomic Energy Act

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety has made a bilingual German-English version of the Atomic Energy Act (AtG) available online.

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Hamburg Finance Court: Constitutionality of Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax Seriously Doubtful

In a preliminary injunction procedure, the 4th Senate of the Finance Court of Hamburg expressed serious doubt as to the legality of the nuclear fuel rod tax that is levied as of 1 January 2011. The court therefore granted preliminary relief to a nuclear power plant operator.

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BNetzA Not To Designate Nuclear Back-Up Power Plant

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) will not excercise its right pursuant to the recent 13th amendment of the Atomic Energy Act (AtG) to designate a back-up power plant.

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Nuclear Back-up Power Plant to be Treated like Other Back-up Power Plants

The nuclear power back-up plant that can be designated by the Federal Network Agency until September pursuant to the recent 13th amendment of the Atomic Energy Act (AtG) that provides for a nuclear phase-out until 2022, is to be treated like any other back-up power plant, an answer by the government to a minor interpellation by members of the Green party stated.

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More Laws of Energy Legislative Package Promulgated

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

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President Wulff Signs Nuclear Energy Exit Law – First Acts from Energy Law Package Promulgated

Less than eight months after he signed last year’s nuclear power extension legislation, Federal President Christian Wulff on 31 July signed the German nuclear energy exit law, the 13th amendment of the Atomic Energy Act (AtG).

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