Germany Proposes Higher Green-Energy Surcharge on Industrial Companies

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

BERLIN—Germany on Tuesday proposed that industrial companies generating their own electricity pay a higher surcharge than previously planned, as the country seeks to keep costs for renewable energy under control and overcome objections from the European Commission.

The move comes after the European Union’s executive arm objected to an initial draft of a renewable energy bill, which is expected to be put to a vote in the lower house of…

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