The German Parliament votes in favour of the new renewable energy sources act, which exempts existing power plants from the surcharge and contains certain exemptions for new power plants

EEG 2.0: Bundestag Passes EEG 2014 Reform Bill After Lively Debate* The Bundestag after a lively debate has just voted in favour of the EEG 2014 reform package, in the form as proposed by the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy and by the Environment, Nature Protection, Construction and Nuclear Safety Committee. The lively parliamentary debate ended with a statement from Energy Minister Gabriel rejecting figures for additional staffing requirements for the special equalisation scheme and allegations from the Green party MP Oliver Krischer that he was the EEG’s wrecking ball, claiming that the other side was a Pinocchio. The voting on the bills was somewhat delayed due to several roll call vote requests.

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Matthias Lang, The German Parliament votes in favour of the new renewable energy sources act, which exempts existing power plants from the surcharge and contains certain exemptions for new power plants, 27 June 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Access to facilities, Art. N° 67324

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