An argument against solar power subsidies – by the Economist

A brief article a the Economist is briefly touching the area of green policies and why subsidising is bad. Especially Germany is pointed out as a bad example for solar panel subsidies, for it is one of the countries with the least sun exposure.

That is quite contrasting to the argument, Thomas L. Friedman is making in his book “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” in which he is applauding for the solar energy subsidies of Germany, as they started a market. The Economist however is complaining about the rise in silicon prices.


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