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Renewable Energy Sources Act.

Type of law

The present Act is contained in article 1 of the Act of 21 July 2004 (BGBl. 1918) revising the legislation of renewable electricity energy. In particular,in compliance with the provisions laid down in Directive 2001/77/EC of 27 September 2001, the purpose of the present Act is to promote an increase in the contribution of renewable energy sources to electricity production in the internal market for electricity. Renewable energy sources are defined as renewable non-fossil energy sources, i.e. wind, solar, geothermal, wave, tidal, hydropower, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogases. The text consists of 17 articles and 1 Annex.
Long title of text
Act on granting priority to renewable energy sources
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The present Act is entered into force on 1 August 2004.
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I, No. 40, 31 July 2004, pp. 1918-1930.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Gesetz f r den Vorrang Erneuerbaren Energien (Erneuerbaren-Energien-Gesetz EEG).
Repealed by