German cabinet OKs EEG draft

Despite their political differences, Angela Merkel and Sigmar Gabriel have an excellent working relationship

Angela Merkel and Sigmar Gabriel

The cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel today approved draft reforms of Germany’s Renewable Energies Act (EEG) that met with a cautious welcome from the wind energy industry, but were criticised sharply by the solar sector due to the introduction of a levy on self-consumption.

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