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€2.2 billion owed to German nuclear utilities

Nuclear Policies

15 April 2014

Germany should immediately refund some €2.2 billion in nuclear fuel taxes collected from EOn and RWE, pending final decisions on the tax from either the Federal Constitutional Court or the European Court of Justice.

Nuclear tax robs seven months from German plant

Corporate

28 March 2014

The Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant will close seven months early, said EOn, claiming the government tax on nuclear fuel makes its final period of operation uneconomic.

Market changes hurt Vattenfall's results

Corporate

05 February 2014

Ringhals 3 and 4 (Vattenfall) 70x48Rapid change in European energy markets caused Vattenfall to record a SEK13.5 billion ($1.5 billion) loss for 2013, despite near-record performance from its nuclear power plants.

German law limits renewable growth

Nuclear Policies

09 April 2014

A new law approved by the German cabinet aims to keep down the costs and slow down the rate of growth of renewable energy as the country continues with its energy transition.

Coal taints Germany's energy mix

Energy and Environment

12 March 2014

Greenhouse gas emissions in Germany, 1990 - Forecast 2013 (UBA) 66x48Germany increased its carbon dioxide emissions for the second year in a row due to its Energiewende policies and the effects of global fuel markets.

German nuclear shutdown unlawful

Corporate

14 January 2014

The forced closure of RWE's Biblis nuclear power plant after the Fukushima accident was unlawful, the German Supreme Administrative Court has ruled. The utility is now likely to sue for considerable damages.