29 Jul '14, 4pm

New report from SEIA and Brattle Group: #Germany's #solar program a positive lesson for US industry.

New report from SEIA and Brattle Group: #Germany's #solar program a positive lesson for US industry.

Finally, Germany is in the process of fundamentally changing its system for supporting renewable energy development. The reform efforts are largely the result of the perception that the cost of renewable energy support has grown to unsustainable levels and also that after more than a decade and significant progress in renewable energy development the time has come to phase out support and begin the process of fully integrating renewable energy into the energy system without subsidies. However, the proposed reforms remain highly controversial in Germany. The perceived high cost of renewable support is at least partially viewed as a consequence of exempting significant portions of industry from paying “their fair share”, and in part due to an increasing renewables levy (“EEG Umlage” in German) viewed in isolation. As of the writing of this report, the reform of the renewable...

Full article: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-energy-suppo...

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