Funding Organisation: Baden Württemberg Programm Lebensgrundlage Umwelt und ihre Sicherung
Project executing organisation: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe des Landes Baden-Württemberg
Duration: April 2005 - September 2007 (ongoing)
Contact: Dr. Ulrike Lehr
The support for renewable electricity in Germany is mainly resting on a system of feed-in tariffs, which are characterized by technology specific tariffs, declining tariff development and a periodic evaluation process. Some international Feed-in systems have been inspired by the system. However, the increasing share of renewable energies in the electricity market calls for analysis of the necessary adjustment or even complete shift of the support mechanism. Special attention of the project goes to the interplay of the support scheme with other instruments, such as the energy tax scheme in Germany or the international emission trading scheme. From an academic point of view the question is if there is something to gain by looking at the problem in terms of regulatory practices on the European and the German energy market.