Citing EU state aid rules, the European Commission has endorsed German plans to reduce renewable energy surcharges for electricity users producing their own electricity using highly efficient cogeneration plants, the EC said on August 1.

The Commission decision on August 1 follows an agreement in principle reached on March 7 between the EU Commission’s competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, and Germany’s Economic Affairs and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier.

According to the Commission, the ...

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