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NRW Minister of Economy Opposes Backloading of Emission Allowances

North Rhine Westphalia’s Minister for the economy Garrelt Duin (SPD) rejects backloading and therewith opposes the position of the Social Democrats in the European Parliament. The discussion about backloading is ongoing and intensifying as the EP passed a motion in that regard in July.

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Economics Minister Rösler Backs Environment Minister Regarding Energy Prices

Just days after Conservative Environment Minister Peter Altmaier declared the affordability of electricity for consumers and the industry his highest priority, his colleague Liberal Economics Minister Philipp Rösler followed suit using almost identical words and also speaking in an interview with the tabloid Bild.

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BMWi and BMU Reach Agreement Regarding Solar Feed-in Tariff Cuts and EU Energy-Efficiency Directive

In a joint press conference Minister Philipp Rösler (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology – BMWi) and Minister Norbert Röttgen (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety – BMU) presented plans for further solar feed-in tariff cuts and their common position concerning the EU proposal for a Directive on Energy Efficiency. In the past both ministers had expressed different views and ideas on the two topics.

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Solar Feed-in Tariff Cut in April?

Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen (CDU) wants an extra solar feed-in tariff cut to become effective on 1 April 2012, Reuters reported after a meeting of the parliamentary party leaders of the ruling CDU/CSU and FDP coalition on Wednesday.

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