Entries tagged with "German Renewable Energy Act (EEG)"

Feed-in tariff

A feed-in tariff is a policy that supports the growth of renewable energy. It determines the prices per kilowatt hour of a system over its lifetime, plus a return on investment.

Renewable Energy Auctions

Germany began auctioning off renewable energy projects in 2017, a fundamental shift from its previous policy of feed-in tariffs. Citizen cooperatives can also bid on projects, but are at a competitive disadvantage to corporations, who are now the chief owners bigger projects such as of offshore wind farms.

Policies for clean energy

Germany has implemented a number of laws and programs for its energy transition, and there are also some at the level of the EU. The most important ones are listed below.