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EEG 2.0: BMWi Working Draft for Revision of Renewable Energy Sources Act

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (“BMWi”) has drafted a first working version of a revised German Renewables Energy Sources Act (EEG). This first draft led to further clarification on the EEG 2.0 project, i.e. the reform of the EEG. The draft further specifies the elements presented earlier in the key point paper of BMWi , especially regarding the feed-in tariffs. It also contains some new provisions, which were not previously contained in the key point paper.

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Commission Opens State Aid Investigation into German Renewables Surcharge Reduction for Energy-intensive Companies and Green Electricity Privilege

As previously expected, the European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether the reduction granted to energy-intensive companies on the surcharge promoting renewable energy sources in Germany (“EEG-surcharge”) is compatible with EU state aid rules. The Commission will also investigate the reduction on the EEG-surcharge granted to suppliers that source 50% of their electricity portfolio from domestic renewable electricity (“green electricity privilege”).

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Joint BNetzA and EPEX Spot Conference on Exchange Trading of EEG Electricity

At a conference under the motto “Eighteen months of power from renewables on the exchange”, 300 experts discussed the experience gained and the perspectives of the marketing of electricity falling under the German Renewable Energy Act (EEG). The conference was jointly organised by the German regulator Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and European Power Exchange, EPEX SPOT SE.

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