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RWI: Market-Oriented Renewable Funding Scheme Would Save EUR 52 Billion

WEE instead of EEG, a new study by the economic research institute Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI) on the most cost-effective support scheme for renewable energies can be summed up. RWI proposes to replace the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) that currently promotes renewable energy through fixed feed-in tariffs by a “Wettbewerbsmodell Erneuerbare Energien” (WEE) that would oblige utilities to buy certain quota of renewable energy. This would lead to savings of up to EUR 52 billion over the next eight years, RWI claims.

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RWI Study: Solar Growth Costs Germany More Than EUR 110 Billion

According to the economic research institute Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI), German electricity consumers will have to pay more than EUR 110 billion for solar power support until 2030, the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote with reference to a new RWI study. RWI is known to be critical of the German PV support system, and had been criticising solar costs in the past.

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