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The Energiewende and its Ramifications for the German Support Regime for Renewable Energies

The Energiewende and its Ramifications for the German Support Regime for Renewable Energies

Country Report Germany
Survey of the changed regulatory and policy framework for the promotion of renewable energies in Germany

This survey of Dominik Müller, Senior Analyst at Ecologic Institute, describes the regulatory and policy framework for the promotion of renewable energies in Germany as amended by the "Energiewende" announced by the German Federal Government in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. The article focuses on changes in the electricity sector chiefly through fundamental amendments of the Renewable Energies Sources Act ("Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz – EEG") since 2011. Moreover, the article also discusses the political and regulatory situation for the use of renewable energies in the heat and transport sectors in Germany.

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Citation

Müller, Dominik 2013: “The Energiewende and its Ramifications for the German Support Regime for Renewable Energies”. Renewable Energy Law and Policy (RELP), Vol. 2013, No. 1, 81-90.

Language
English
Publisher
Year
2013
Published In
Journal Website: Renewable Energy Law and Policy (RELP) , Vol.2013 | No.1
ISSN
1869-4942
Dimension
9 pp.
Table of Contents

I. Policy Background
II. Electricity
1. Direct selling and the market premium
2. Flexibility premium for electricity from biogas
3. The "green electricity privilege" for electricities suppliers
4. Guarantees of origin
5. Changing between feed-in tariff and direct sale
6. Other changes
a. Offshore wind
b. Photovoltaic
c. Bioenergy
d. Other measures
7. The 2013 "electricity price stabilization" proposal
III. Heat
IV. Transport

Keywords
renewable energies, electricity, heat, transport, sustainability, legal framework, Germany