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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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EnBW to Take Legal Action Against Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax

After changing nuclear fuel rods in the course of an inspection in unit 2 of its Philipsburg nuclear power plant, EnBW AG filed a tax return pursuant to the Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax Act. At the same time EnBW announced to take legal action against the tax assessment.

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RWE and E.ON File Lawsuit Against Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax

According to media reports, RWE AG and E.ON AG filed a lawsuit against the nuclear fuel rod tax levied on newly installed rods in their jointly operated nuclear power plant Gundremmingen.

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End of Moratorium – But No Return to Grid of Affected Nuclear Plants

After the end of the 3-month nuclear power moratorium, the seven oldest nuclear power plants covered by the moratorium will apparently not return to the grid.

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VG Berlin Grants Right to Inspect BMJ’s Nuclear Power Extension Files

In an interesting ruling pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, the Administrative Court of Berlin (VG Berlin) granted the environmental and consumer protection organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. (DUH) the right to inspect certain nuclear power extension related files of the Federal Justice Ministry. The request relates to files on whether the nuclear power extension passed by the German Parliament in autumn 2010 needed to be consented to by the Bundesrat, the legislative body that represents the federal states.

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Environment Committee Hearing on AtG, EnWG, EEG and NABEG Draft Bills

Before today’s two-hour first Bundestag reading of the energy package, the Parliamentary Committee for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety yesterday held a hearing on the amendments to the Atomic Energy Act (AtG), the German Energy Act (EnWG) and the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) as well as the proposed new Grid Expansion Acceleration Act (NABEG).

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Federal Cabinet Approves Legislative Package for Nuclear Phase-Out and Energy Turnaround

The Federal Cabinet (Bundesregierung) today approved a legislative package for a nuclear phase-out that reverses the nuclear extension introduced by last year’s Energy Concept and provides for a phase-out until 2022. The package also contains various draft bills regulating the transition into an age of renewable energy supply until 2050.

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Podcast: The Energy Turnaround Package

A new podcast with Tim Haïdar and me has been published by Oil and Gas iQ: The Energy Turnaround Package – A Very German Energy Revolution.

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E.ON Announces Legal Action Against Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax

E.ON AG announced to take legal action against the nuclear fuel rod tax. E.ON’s announcement comes after the government agreed on a shift in its energy policy with respect to nuclear power after the Fukushima nuclear accident. Continue reading ‘E.ON Announces Legal Action Against Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax’

Nuclear Power Moratorium: Suspension of Energy and Climate Fund Payments

The  nuclear power plant operators are reported to have suspended payments into the Energy and Climate fund for the time of the government’s 3-month nuclear power moratorium.

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