09 Sep '11, 1am

What if Solar Power had Fossil-Fuel-like subsidies? [Infographic]

I’m from Germany. I agree that it is important to steer away from fossil fuels. However subsidies are dangerous. Goverments always struggle to get them reduced or removed when the subsidized sector has developed its own momentum and sometimes not in the intended direction. We see these issues right now in Germany with lots of lobbying from the renewable energy Industry. For example I’m living in Northern Germany in the country side. We are not far away from having 35 to 50% of all acreage with corn fields for feeding subsidized biogas reactors. Lots of farmers making money by selling expensive electricity. corn fields every where. Mono culture at its best. Terrible! The heat from gas motors driving the generators is very seldom only used for proper heating purposes. Most of the time the biogas motors blow all their produced heat continuously into the air. What a waste of e...

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