24 Jun '14, 12pm

Germany's renewable energy legislation reform slammed (PV-Magazine)

Germany's renewable energy legislation reform slammed 24. June 2014 | Top News , Financial & Legal Affairs | By: Jonathan Gifford The peak body representing Germany's renewable energy industry, the Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie (BEE), has slammed the "reboot" of the EEG – the legislation underpinning renewable energy development in the country. The BEE says that mandatory direct marketing of renewable energy, or through sales on the wholesale market or to brokers, will significantly increase the costs imposed on the sector. The new levy on self-consumption may damage the commercial rooftop market in Germany, one of the few market segments where growth was expeted to occur. Solarpraxis/Sandra Enkhardt The solar industry in Germany was not expecting the most recent EEG reform to bode well for the industry, but the "reboot" announced today by the government minister respo...

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