Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Not just because all the social and external costs are not included, which all of these energy economics ignore. (External health and environmental costs are huge. One might also attempt to calculate strategic and security costs to "level the playing field." But no...)

The Marketistas have won again. The end of the EEG feed-in tariff in Germany is already being negotiated: supplanted by tender or auction bids even for small onshore projects or solar installations. The new law will be finalized in 2016 to go into effect a year later. None of the details are now fixed. On first look there are both positive and negative aspects to this development, but one effect is clear: it's really complex.

By the way, Norway yesterday cancelled 1000 MW of windpower because of low prices. This after Sweden and Norway worked together to establish cross border tax and financial policies to make renewables work in the land of oil, hydro and nukes. Civilization, and its so-called leaders, remain blind.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Jun 5th, 2015 at 03:12:48 AM EST
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