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Germany sees no obstacles to green energy law after EU court ruling
July 1, 2014 / 9:55 AM / in 3 years

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

BERLIN (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.

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel gestures during a debate in the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

“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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