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EEG 2.0 passes Bundesrat

In its last session before the summer recess, the Federal Council (Bundesrat) followed the vote of the Bundestag (Parliament) of 27 June 2014 regarding the revision of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).  Now Federal President  (Bundespräsident) Joachim Gauck is due to sign the bill before the EEG reform package can enter into force on 1 August.

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Bundesrat Critical of Commission Proposal for Energy Efficiency Directive

In its session on 14 October 2011, the German Bundesrat (Federal Council) voiced strong criticism concerning the European Commission’s proposal made in June for a directive of the European Parliament and the European Council on energy efficiency. The Federal Council asked the government to make every effort to ensure that the proposal will be fundamentally reworked.

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