Germany is risking its green transition progress. When wind turbine subsidies run out, it may not pay off to keep the turbines running, shows a new report. Higher electricity prices are needed to avoid going backwards, reports Recharge.
According to a study undertaken by German consultancy firm Deutsche Windguard, the feed-in tariff – which is part of the 20-year old Renewable Energies Act, EEG, – will run out for approximately 6,000 wind turbines with a total 4.5 GW capacity on 31 December 2020.
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