EU State aid rules endanger Essen location for renewable energy, 17 Dec 2013 – executives – DFK urge the new Federal Government, immediately to address long-overdue reforms in promoting renewable energy and EU compatible fashion. In the coming week competition Commissioner Almunia will submit his draft to new State aid guidelines for renewable energy and as expected in parallel, a process due to the incompatibility of the German renewable energy Act, with EU law initiate EEG. Considering the tight gearing of the EEG objectives with the societal project of energy revolution”the new Government must take therefore immediately the work mode in this policy field after taking office”, calls for Bernhard von Rothkirch, Chairman of the Association of professional executives – DFK. The industrial location Germany must not be endangered at all faults, also sozialpolitisch-generated the EEG by new State aid rules. Is a loss of our country’s strong industrial base anyone served in Europe”, underlined the Chairman of the DFK.
Against this background, calls the DFK, the loss of competitiveness of the industry, particularly the energy-intensive companies, to prevent inappropriate EEG duties. Apart from the consequent loss of jobs, each production shift to the outside area tightened the carbon leakage problem. the fact to reflect that the international competitiveness of the German economy has been achieved through continuous, comprehensive efficiency or held. If success in increasing resource, or energy efficiency result in that companies used to the renewable energy levy, this is counterproductive and endangered the innovation location Germany. to call that Germany’s strong industrial base had a decisive share of the rapid recovery in Europe by the financial and economic crisis of the past years in the negotiations with the EU institutions in memory.
The European Commission calls for strengthening of the Union industrial and has as necessary prerequisite initiated a strategy for the renewal of the industry for a sustainable Europe (RISE). This must not be thwarted by a weakening of the German industry. the EU institutions to make it clear that Germany can meet the extensive commitments from the European stability mechanism, EMS, only with a healthy, competitive economy. the admission of price of electricity with the so-called eco-tax”, which was introduced in 1999 as a tax and flows almost exclusively in the pension funds, as more punctually and goal-oriented manner to delete. Unfortunately, the new Federal Government has little time to recover after the arduous coalition talks”, so Bernhard von Rothkirch conclusion, but is also about the existence of the location Germany. The strong industrial base ensures not only many workers, but also the social security. Is us as an association particularly keen.”