Inflated Incentive Environment Minister Retreats on Solar Subsidies

German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen has said he wants to cut subsidies on installing solar panels sooner than planned as the number of people taking advantage of the incentives continues to soar. As do costs to electricity customers.
Solar panels are being installed across Germany, with the cost of heavy subsidies being passed on to energy consumers.

Solar panels are being installed across Germany, with the cost of heavy subsidies being passed on to energy consumers.

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dsk--with wire reports