The Performance of Feed-in Tariffs to Promote Renewable Electricity in European Countries
Article from: OGEL 2 (2004), in Renewable Energy
Over the past decade, feed-in tariffs have been a major instrument of European countries to promote the generation of electricity by means of renewable energy sources. This article discusses the performance of feed-in tariffs to stimulate renewable electricity in European countries, particularly in Germany, Denmark and Spain. It concludes that a system of premium feed-in tariffs has shown to be an effective instrument to promote the generation of renewable electricity, notably to ensure a low-level market take-off of wind power at the national level. In the longer term, however, such a ...