No EU-German deal yet on exemptions from green energy surcharge
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brussels and Berlin have not yet agreed on exemptions for German industry from a surcharge to support renewable energy, Germany's Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday after talks with the European Union commissioner in charge.
"We are still in the middle of negotiations," Gabriel told reporters after the negotiations. "We do not have a final result yet."
Germany is trying to reform the way it supports its growing green industries that derive power from sources such as wind and solar, but any solution needs to suit the EU Commission and German industry.
Gabriel said he expected the renewable energy law to go through cabinet next week.
- Tape emerges of Clinton discussing bin Laden day before 9/11 attack
- Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling |
- Financial health: The four numbers to zero in on
- Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens
- Exposure of health workers weakens Africa's Ebola fight