German CDU Wants Curbs on Solar Capacity Growth, FTD Reports

29 Nov. 2010 by

BLOOMBERG - Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union want to limit the growth in solar-panel installations in Germany because the rising costs to consumers may undermine the acceptance of alternative energy, the Financial Times Deutschland reported.

CDU lawmaker and energy-policy expert Thomas Bareiss said in a letter to Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen that the government should cut the guaranteed gratuity per kilowatt hour for newly installed solar panels by an extra amount on Jan. 1, the newspaper said.

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