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A couple of years ago, France had virtually no PV generation. The government decided to get serious about it, and decent feed-in tariffs were fixed. In 2009, installations far exceeded expectations, and the government panicked. In March this year, they introduced new feed-in tariffs -- retrospective to the end of 2009. Jacobinism at its worst. The nascent industry, obviously, is in chaos.

Nevertheless there is still a lot of development. In particular, a 50% tax credit for rooftop installations means there's fast development in this sector. But no! they've fixed that too : yesterday they announced that it will be 25% next year, and eliminated in 2012.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Sep 30th, 2010 at 05:22:28 PM EST

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