Germany sees no obstacles to green energy law after EU court ruling

BERLIN, July 1 Tue Jul 1, 2014 5:49am EDT

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BERLIN, July 1 (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel believes a ruling by the European Union's top court on Tuesday has removed any lingering EU obstacles to Berlin's renewable energy law.

"The European Court of Justice has send a clear signal on the continued support of renewable energy in Europe," Gabriel said in a statement after the court ruled that Sweden's scheme for supporting renewable energy was compatible with EU law.

"I am assuming now that there are no more state-aid related obstacles to the German renewable energy law." (Reporting by Markus Wacket; Writing by Noah Barkin)

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