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Germany Changes Renewable Energy Reform Law

germanflagThe new law that has passed in Germany is going to make solar power a less attractive option in the country. Surcharges to help fund green initiatives were not charged to people who used solar power, and companies who were heavy users of energy were paying. Under this new law, all power users will be subject to the surcharge. Plus, the companies that were paying the surcharge will only have to pay a percentage of the surcharge to the government.

The idea of the bill was to make sure that the burden for paying green initiatives was put on everyone and not just people or companies who did not use renewable energy. The choice now is on Germans to see if they will choose to use solar power knowing that they will not get the break on the surcharge they once got. This could set Germany back in the renewable energy race.

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