The levy for the promotion of green electricity under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) could be eliminated earlier. According to the plans of the federal government of the SPD, the Greens and the FDP, the EEG levy, which is charged via the electricity bill, is to be eliminated on January 1, 2023, and then financed from the federal budget. The FDP parliamentary group has now proposed an accelerated legislative process so that the EEG levy could be eliminated as early as the middle of the year. In view of the increased prices, not only the FDP considers an earlier abolition necessary. According to press reports, the goal is shared across party lines. The planned abolition of the EEG levy should also give a sigh of relief to recycling companies, which have been able to reduce their energy costs for electricity-intensive activities through the special equalization scheme under the EEG. However, according to the EU Commission's plans, they are to be removed from the list of those eligible for subsidies from 2024.
- spiegel.de (Jan. 31, 2022)
- Euwid Recycling und Entsorgung 5/2022 (Feb. 1, 2022)
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