The German Federal Cartel Office declares binding the commitments of RWE to cease the abuse proceedings for factoring CO2 certificates into its electricity tariffs (RWE)

On 26 September 2007, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) ceased abuse proceedings launched against RWE AG (RWE) in 2005 after it had declared RWE's commitments to auction off electricity to be binding [1]. The proceedings centred on the question whether RWE had abused its alleged dominant market position by factoring complimentary CO2 certificates into electricity tariffs for its industrial customers. Facts RWE is a vertically integrated energy supplier, which ranks among the five largest utilities in Europe. It operates in the generation and transmission as well as in the sale and trading of electricity. It disposes of considerable capacities as far as the

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Petra Linsmeier, Moritz Lichtenegger, The German Federal Cartel Office declares binding the commitments of RWE to cease the abuse proceedings for factoring CO2 certificates into its electricity tariffs (RWE), 26 September 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2007, Art. N° 21241

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