HAMBURG (Dow Jones) – The European Commission calls on Member States to cooperate in promoting renewable energies and to make the funding more effectively. This could be saved Europe EUR 10 billion a year. (Photo: Reuters)
So far the countries have not used the possibility of cooperation that existed since 2008, cites the "Financial Times Germany" (FTD – Tuesday Edition) from the draft of a Commission report on the topic, next week should be adopted. The current system hinders because of the different promoting the internal market. The Commission estimates that the renewable energy sector, with EUR 35 billion will be funded in the year, of which pay for most consumers.
The EU Commission is thus a new attempt to promote alternative energies harmonize. In the long term was a "greater convergence of national Födersysteme" necessary. Now 21 of the 27 EU countries have all or part of German-style feed-in tariffs, where the green power without limit is taken at fixed prices. This compensation system is broken up to criticize the Commission. Could also arise from over-funding "bubbles".