Feed-in tariffs would be leveled off for the future and payouts would be delayed for new installations. The power-consuming industry would also contribute to the "Energiewende" by getting rid of upper price levels for them. The concept might not make it into law.

Pundits say that it doesn't really address the organisational shortcomings of the Energiewende and wouldn't really change all that much in the next two years anyway. Plus, the the main motivation might be strategic: to simply avoid the Energiewende becoming one of the major issues during the upcoming election campaign. 

http://www.fr-online.de/politik/presseschau-zu-altmaier-und-strompreis-gefaeh... [pundit's comments, german]

29 Jan 2013 - 3:03
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