German renewables shift welcomed by energy firms

A push to increase the number of German renewable energy producers that directly market their output has received a positive reception from energy trading firms, which are likely to benefit from the changes

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Energy trading firms are welcoming a recent change to Germany’s renewable energy legislation that will require the owners of all but the smallest renewable generation facilities to take responsibility for directly marketing their electricity.

The amendments to the German Renewable Energy Sources Act – also known as the EEG – came into effect on August 1. An increase in the number of renewable producers that must directly market their power is expected to be good news for utilities and other

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