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dc.contributor.authorFrondel, Manuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorRitter, Nolanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Christoph M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T09:02:04Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-06T09:02:04Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-86788-038-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26805-
dc.description.abstractThis 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 the EU Emissions 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.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRWI Essenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRuhr economic papers 40en_US
dc.subject.jelQ28en_US
dc.subject.jelQ42en_US
dc.subject.jelQ48en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEnergy policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordenergy securityen_US
dc.subject.keywordlearning effectsen_US
dc.subject.stwSonnenenergieen_US
dc.subject.stwSonnenenergiepolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwStromtarifen_US
dc.subject.stwAdministrierter Preisen_US
dc.subject.stwOpportunitätskostenen_US
dc.subject.stwKlimaschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleGermany's solar cell promotion: dark clouds on the horizonen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571458173en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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