July 16, 2013 / 10:13 AM / 7 years ago

Merkel says will fight EU over Germany's renewable energy law

COLOGNE, Germany, July 16 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would fight in Brussels for a disputed clause within Germany’s renewable energy law that exempts energy-intensive industries from charges which other consumers must pay.

European Union regulators said on Monday they are looking into a complaint about the law by a German association representing private consumers and small- and medium-sized companies, but will only decide after August whether to open an investigation.

Merkel made her remarks during a visit to German chemicals company Bayer. (Reporting by Matthias Inverardi; writing by Alexandra Hudson)

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