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Germans currently pay around 30 cents per kWh for energy, about 6 cents of which makes up the green energy surcharge to support renewables. [Gunnar Ries}
Energy 16-10-2014

Germany plans first ever cut to green energy levy

Germany's renewable energy surcharge is set to decrease for the first time in 2015, raising the prospect of lower energy prices for households. But the move attracted criticism from the Green Party, which pushed for deeper cuts. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Energy 10-04-2014

Commission announces phase out of renewable energy subsidies

The European Commission announced on Wednesday that renewable energy subsidies that helped spur Europe’s €48-billion-a-year clean energy industry are to be phased out across the continent, under new market-friendly state aid rules
Energy 30-11-2012

EU probes alleged misuse of Germany’s green energy incentives

The European Commission said on Thursday (29 November) it was investigating the possibility Germany's new renewables energy law is leading to the misuse of incentives and exemptions.
Energy 26-05-2011

IPCC author: Solar power will reach grid parity in EU by 2017

Solar power in the EU is very close to reaching "grid parity" - the same cost price as fossil fuels such as oil and coal - according to renewable energies expert Sven Teske. For that reason, stable feed-in tariffs are needed to ensure market certainty, he told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. 
Climate change 02-11-2010

A new path to a low-carbon economy

Existing solutions to man-made climate change that are politically acceptable and feasible to implement now need to be embraced, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor of economics and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals.
Energy 09-03-2010

Supporting renewable energies: The ‘transition’ schemes

As most renewable energies are still more expensive than fossil fuels, a variety of support schemes have been put in place to accelerate their uptake and meet the EU's goal of sourcing 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.