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German govt to raise 9 billion euro by taxing nuclear fuel

German MOF: Not Abolishing Plan To Impose Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax –, By Andrea Thomas, BERLIN (Dow Jones) 6 July 2010, –The German finance ministry Monday rejected a media report that it might scrap the proposed tax on nuclear fuel rods and raise money from an energy fund instead.”The finance ministry doesn’t disavow the nuclear fuel rods tax,” a finance ministry spokesman told Dow Jones Newswires…….

As part of its EUR80 billion austerity package, the German government has said it plans to impose a tax on fuel rods, with proceeds seen at some EUR9.2 billion over a four-year period.

Germany is in the process of gradually phasing out all of its remaining 17 nuclear reactors by around 2022,…….Germany’s nuclear power plants are operated by utilities E.ON AG (EOAN.XE), RWE AG (RWE.XE), EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (EBK.XE) and Vattenfall Europe AG (VTT-XE).

German MOF: Not Abolishing Plan To Impose Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax –

July 6, 2010 - Posted by | uranium | , ,

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