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Bundesrat Clears Second Act Amending the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014)

In its session on 12 June 2015 the Federal Council did not object to the “Second Act Amending the Renewable Energy Sources Act”, which extends the possibility to claim a reduction of the Renewable Energy Surcharge to more energy-intensive industries and corrects an uncertainty that has arisen under the Renewable Energy Sources Act 2014 (EEG 2014) with regard to financial support for renewable power plants that use a shared meter.

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Commission Approves Amendments to EEG 2014 Including EEG Surcharge Reductions for Two More Industries

The European Commission has found amendments proposed by Germany to the Renewable Energy Act (EEG 2014) to be in line with EU state aid rules, in particular the 2014 Energy and Environmental Aid guidelines (EEAG). This includes the extension of the provisions under which energy-intensive companies can claim a reduction of the Renewable Energy Surcharge (EEG-surcharge) to two more sectors.

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Government Submits Third Bill Amending the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014)

The government has submitted a third bill amending the Renewable Energy Sources Act that entered into force on 1 August 2014 (EEG 2014). The bill extends the possibility to claim a reduction of the Renewable Energy Surcharge to more energy-intensive industries and corrects an uncertainty that has arisen under the EEG 2014 with regard to financial support for renewable power plants that use a shared meter.

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EEG 2014 Amendment: Railroad Operator Special Equalisation Scheme Revision and “Statutory Maintenance”

A ministerial draft amending the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014) that entered into force on 1 August 2014 has been sent out to the federal states (Länder) and trade sector associations for review (so-called Länder- und Verbändeanhörung) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The amendment shall in particular ensure that new railroad operators can benefit from the so-called special equalisation scheme laid down in Section 65 EEG.

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