The EEG 2.0 reform package is a difficult piece of legislation. Anecdotal evidence is starting to suggest that the new version will be difficult to master. So difficult that one of our energy sector group student interns has already decided to end his internship. He is now considering a military career.
I wonder how many of the MPs that today voted on the EEG would also have liked to run away from it. And how many think that the reform actually resolves all major open issues. We’ll see if anyone will also opt for a military career.
The reform package was definitely too much for our intern. This Tuesday morning, I suggested to our intern to assist in updating a presentation on the EEG 2.0 reform. To that end, I gave him a presentation on the EEG 2014 reform project that I had prepared for a webinar on 5 June. And I had asked him to see what was publicly available on the latest changes in EEG reform project, as in the morning the Bundestag’s Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy had cancelled its press conference. It should have provided information on what changes the Committee proposed for today’s Bundestag vote. I also suggested to our intern to have a look at what he has learnt about the legislative procedure in school. 24 hours later, he decided that he had chosen the wrong internship.
I am now updating the presentation myself. And even for me it is difficult to understand all of its implications. The problem is, except for a few interns, nobody can run away from the EEG project. We need to make it work. Which means that we will surely see a 2.1 version of the EEG soon. And depending on where the European law decisions of the European Commission and the European courts go, an EEG 3.0 may not be too far away either. Which will keep the energy lawyers and many others running at full throttle.
Sources: Too many
- EEG 2.0: Bundestag Passes Länder Opening Clause for Minimum Wind Turbine Distances
- EEG 2.0: Bundestag Passes EEG 2014 Reform Bill After Lively Debate
- Länder Opening Clause to Stipulate Minimum Wind Power Distances Passes Bundestag’s Environment Committee
- EEG 2.0: Proposal for Last Minute Changes to EEG 2014 Reform Bills
- EEG 2.0 Status: Last Minute European Law Based Change Requests?
- EEG 2.0: ManyElectronics Blog/Bird & Bird EEG 2.0 Status Update Webinar – Slides and Video
- FAZ: Uniform Renewables Surcharge of 40% for Self-consumed Power of New Renewable Power Plants?
- EEG 2.0: Bundestag Expert Hearing On Revision of Renewable Energy Sources Act – Including Live Broadcast
- EEG 2.0: ManyElectronics Blog/Bird & Bird Webinar (and Seminar and Breakfast)
- EEG 2.0: Ministerial Draft on Special Equalisation Scheme for EEG Surcharge Regime for Energy-intensive Companies
- EEG 2.0: Additional Background Information for EEG Revision on Federal Energy Ministry Website
- EEG 2.0: Cabinet Adopts Renewables Law Amendment Bill – Agreement with Brussels on EEG Surcharge Reductions for Industry
- EEG 2.0: Federal Government and Federal States Reach Agreement on Important Issues of EEG Reform
- EEG 2.0: Updated Ministerial Draft for EEG Reform Published – Comments Requested by 2 April 2014 17:00 CET
- ManyElectronics Agency: New Website Pools Information on Reform of Renewables Law (EEG)
- EEG 2.0: Ministerial Draft Bill for EEG Reform – Update
- EEG 2.0: BMWi Working Draft for Revision of Renewable Energy Sources Act
- EEG 2.0: Further Information on Key Points of Reform of German Renewables Laws
- First Information on Key Points of Reform of German Renewables Law
- Possible Timetable for Speedy Reform of Renewables Law
- Commission Opens State Aid Investigation into German Renewables Surcharge Reduction for Energy-intensive Companies and Green Electricity Privilege
- CDU/CSU and SPD Present Coalition Agreement – 55% to 60% Renewables by 2035 and More
- CDU/CSU/SPD Coalition Negotiations: Reform of Renewables Law for 2015?
- ManyElectronics Politics Remain Challenging After Federal Election Results 2013
- 2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Final Part 7: ManyElectronics Politics in a European Context
- 2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 6: Energy Efficiency
- 2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 5: Towards a New Market Design?
- 2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 4: The Future of Conventional Power Plants
- 2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 3: Grid Extension, Electricity Storage and Smart Grids
- 2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 2: Future of the EEG Surcharge and Electricity Tax
- 2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 1: Market Integration of Power Generation from Renewable Energies