German legislation

Applied Materials

German Cuts: Short-Sighted?

The German government coalition recently made a cabinet decision to cut back support of PV solar electricity funding. Consequently, solar power plants may be promoted significantly less in the future. Despite major concessions from the industry, the reduction of the solar feed-in tariff (FiT) is considered drastic, although the actual relief for electricity customers will only be marginally affected for the time being.
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Funding Renewable Energy Technologies: Will Europe lead the way?

European leaders have acknowledged that the European Union (EU) possesses the resources it needs to tackle climate change. However, instead of letting the market define its needs, the EU has pledged to develop a society that is truly sustainable, and provide a model that the rest of the world can follow.