Umlage

Umlage

During the Weimar Republic in Germany, the policy in which farmers were required to deliver a certain number of tons of wheat to the market earlier than they otherwise would have done. Umlage was instituted to keep bread as affordable as possible during Germany's bout of hyperinflation during the early 1920s.
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Under the leader of coalition partner SDP and minister for economy and energy, Sigmar Gabriel, the surcharge, called the EEG Umlage, would be applicable to owners of PV systems that desired to achieve a degree of energy self-sufficiency, while some major industrial users of energy would be excused from paying charges.