Unfair Competition? EU Takes on German Green Energy Law

The European Commission plans to launch a probe this Wednesday into Germany's renewable energy law. Brussels says it breaches EU competition law because it exempts many companies from charges levied to fund green subsidies.
German renewable energy is being subsidized through a charge on energy bills -- but many companies are exempted from the charge.

German renewable energy is being subsidized through a charge on energy bills -- but many companies are exempted from the charge.

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