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So the unintended consequence of the PV FIT is that it has bred a pretty broad constituency with an interest in its continuation.
This may not have been the deciding factor, but I expect no one in the state governments is actually unhappy about how this vote turned out.
The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
Unintended? I don't think so :-) I recall I read somewhere an explicit argument that the aim of the feed-in law is also to create sufficient economic weight to gain a 'political mass' like conventional power has.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
It depends on the demographics of homeowners and the amount of income spent on electricity. People with children, especially small children, have a higher electricity bill. People with grown children don't and are likelier to have money to invest into a PV installation on their roof, which they are likelier to own.
most people are prepared to pay slightly more for renewable energy
Except those who can ill afford it. That applies mostly to poorer families with multiple children. That makes it sensitive.
There is no need for it: wind and solar are driving the prices down
The causes are debatable, but the prices are clear. Electricity is becoming more expensive in Germany to household consumers.
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