Large German energy companies want to sue the federal government for a double-digit billion sum as compensation for the nuclear phase-out. E.ON alone puts the damage caused by the energy transition at at least eight billion euros. RWE group circles reported that the utility saw damage amounting to at least two billion euros. "We assume that our constitutional complaint will be successful," said an E.ON spokesman and confirmed a report in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" with the sum..
According to this, the demands of the electricity producers amount to a total of 15 billion euros. The First Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court wants to send E.ON’s complaint to the Federal Government, the Bundestag and 63 other institutions for comment this week – from the Federation of German Industry to the environmental protection organization Greenpeace.
Other companies are apparently joining in
According to observers, the high number of addressees shows how seriously the court takes the constitutional complaints, the report said. Before the civil courts award damages to the operators, the Karlsruhe judges must first determine a violation of the Basic Law. The constitutional complaint of the energy supplier RWE should also be delivered to the same large group of those affected in June. According to a spokesman, the company EnBW is examining a claim for damages – he did not want to comment on the amount.