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Little Effect of EEG Amendment on Land Use for Cultivating Renewable Raw Materials

Despite an amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) in 2012 the area on which renewable raw materials are cultivated in Germany grew slightly in 2014 compared with 2013 reaching 2.34 million hectares, remaining slightly below the level of 2012, a study carried out on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Agriculture (BMELV) by the Agency for Renewable Raw Materials (FNR) found.

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New Consumer Energy Conciliation Body Established

The new Consumer Conciliation Body for Energy (Schlichtungsstelle Energie) has been established. The Federal Minister of Consumer Protection and the Federal Minister of Economics presented the new body with its the certificate of recognition (Anerkennungsurkunde).

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