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Even the FDP has given up its opposition, officially (some friend at a lobbying arm of a major solar company here in Berlin told me). Of course, they might still gut it by cutting back the rates aggressively. But that's going to be a fight.

Will have to look at the Atomausstieg

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 02:01:09 PM EST
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IIRC the two times the EEG feed-in rates were changed, that had to pass the Bundesrat, too.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 02:02:23 PM EST
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Ah, well remembered. In 2004, the debate in the Bundesrat even went to the Vermittlungsausschuss. In 2008, as part of Klimapaket I.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 02:18:47 PM EST
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The Atomausstiegsgesetz was also passed by the Bundesrat. At the time, Schröder threatened that he would pass by the Bundesrat if needed. It is not clear to me that he would have been able to, constitutionally. As it is an existing law, it should be more difficult now.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 02:25:03 PM EST
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