27 Mar '12, 8pm

Activists Defend Germany's Massive Renewable Energy Growth

Activists Defend Germany's Massive Renewable Energy Growth

Sure, this renewable energy revolution has not been without its own set of challenges. Too much solar has been cited as a problem for a grid designed for centralized production. And while the German government's feed-in tariff cuts were largely praised for their measured, predictable nature , tumbling solar prices and a huge increase in installations have lead to talk of deeper cuts and a fierce political struggle over the future of subsidies. While critics claim solar costs are skyrocketing and overshadowing cheaper alternatives (often ignoring that many fossil fuel costs are externalized), defenders of Germany's position as renewable energy leader suggest this is just more of the same lobbying by fossil fuel interests and utilities aiming to hold on to power.

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