Is Germany abandoning wind, solar and bioenergy?

There is a story being spun that Europe, and particularly flagship market Germany, is turning its back on renewables over high costs. But the facts don't back that tale.

As has been reported in Climate Spectator over the last two weeks, including a column from Gerard Wynn on Thursday, Germany’s environment minister Peter Altmaier and economy minister Philipp Rösler have been keen to reign-in feed-in tariff support for renewable energy in Germany (commonly referred to as the ‘EEG’).

Altmaier went as far as to claim last week that the policy would cost Germans €1 trillion by 2030. 


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