Germany's BEE warns EC on probe

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The German renewables industry has reacted angrily to reports that the EU Commission (EC) is planning to put the country’s clean-energy law (EEG) under fresh scrutiny over possible breach of state aid rules.

EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia on Wednesday is slated to open formal proceedings into exemptions to the payment of the renewable energy surcharge (EEG surcharge) by many German industries, according to local media reports.

But some media outlets claim the impending probe by the EC seems to also be directed against Germany’s EEG itself.

A spokeswomen for Almunia neither confirmed nor denied the reports to Recharge.

Any prospect of EC action against the wider EEG is likely to be fiercely resisted by the Berlin government and was immediately condemned by the German federation for renewable energy (BEE).

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