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Renewable Energy Review: Germany

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Since 2003, global consultancy Ernst & Young has released its Country Attractiveness Indices, which gives a numerical ranking to 30 global renewable energy markets by scoring renewable energy investment strategies and resource availability. The indices are updated on a quarterly basis and the most recent report can be found here . Here is the firm’s assessment of Germany. Policy Tensions as Electricity Prices Rise Grid operators announced on 15 October that the surcharge on retail electricity prices, which funds renewable energy subsidies, will increase by 47% to just over €0.053/kWh in 2013. Given politicians’ earlier claims that the surcharge would remain at €0.036/kWh, this announcement is likely to spark both a public and political backlash. The dilemma for Chancellor Merkel is how to balance the need for additional renewable capacity in response to the Government brin...

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