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Commerzbank Sees Renewable Energy Financing Threat, Welt Reports

May 29, 2012

Jan-Philipp Gillmann, the Commerzbank AG (CBK) manager in charge of renewable energy financing, said higher interest rates may threaten projects in Germany and endanger the country’s plan to exit nuclear power. He spoke in an interview with Die Welt.

If feed-in-tariffs remain flat or fall, the yield on investments in sector projects may reach a level that render investments unattractive, he is cited as saying.

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