German FIT-cut reprieve on cards

The Greens are putting electoral heat on Chancellor Merkel, pictured, on energy issues.

Merkel with ministers Altmaier, centre, and Rösler

Germany’s government no longer expects to strike a deal with the country’s federal states over proposals for harsh cuts to support for renewables before September’s federal elections – meaning the plans look to be off the agenda for now.

The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cancelled a meeting scheduled for this week between representatives of German states and the federal government that aimed to agree a deal before a self-imposed May deadline.

“Talks so far between the heads of state governments and the federal government have shown that it can be assumed that there will be no consensus anymore before the elections,” a government spokeswoman told Recharge today.

In February, environment minister Peter Altmaier and economics minister Philipp Rösler proposed a series of measures that included an across-the-board Log in to read complete article.

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