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Hans De Keulenaer

Germany's Solar Cell Promotion: Dark Clouds on the Horizon | Leonardo ENERGY - 0 views

  • This article demonstrates that the large feed-in tariffs currently guaranteed for solar electricity in Germany constitute a subsidization regime that, if extended to 2020, threatens to reach a level comparable to that of German hard coal production, a notoriously outstanding example of misguided political intervention. Yet, as a consequence of the coexistence of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) and theEUEmissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the increased use of renewable energy technologies does not imply any additional emission reductions beyond those already achieved by ETS alone. Similarly disappointing is the net employment balance, which is likely to be negative if one takes into account the opportunity cost of this form of solar photovoltaic support. Along the lines of the International Energy Agency (IEA 2007:77), we therefore recommend the immediate and drastic reduction of the magnitude of the feed-in tariffs granted for solar-based electricity. Ultimately, producing electricity on this basis is among the most expensive greenhouse gas abatement options.
Hans De Keulenaer

Illinois: Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Introduced in House of Representatives : Sust... - 0 views

  • The proposed Illinois tariffs are virtually identical to those equivalent to the actual ones in Germany as well as the proposed ones in Michigan.

    • Hydro less than 500 kW……………………………………………………………$0.10/kWh
    • Biogas less than 150 kW…………………………………………………………….$0.145/kWh
    • Geothermal less than 5 MW………………………………………………………$0.19/kWh
    • Wind………………………………………………………………………………………….$0.105/kWh
    • Wind energy from small wind turbines………………………………………$0.25/kWh
    • Rooftop solar less than 30 kW……………………………………………………$0.65/kWh
    • Solar façade cladding less than 30 kW………………………………………..$0.71/kWh
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