Renewable energy support in Germany: Surcharge development and the impact of a decentralized capacity mechanism

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Traber, Thure; Kemfert, Claudia;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin
  • Subject: renewable energy support | C63 | electricity market | electricity market; renewable energy support; capacity mechanism | D47 | capacity mechanism | D61
    • ddc: ddc:330
      jel: jel:C63 | jel:D61

The German support for renewable energies in the electricity sector is based on the feed-in tariff for investors that grants guaranteed revenues for their renewable energy supply. Corresponding to differences of granted tariffs and respective market values, a surcharge ... View more
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