Renewables subsidies may dwindle from 2020

By Andreas Walstad 14 February 2017
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E.On solar generation in Pellworm, Germany. The cost of solar PV has been falling. (E.On) E.On solar generation in Pellworm, Germany. The cost of solar PV has been falling. (E.On)

European economies may start to move away from subsidising major renewables technologies such as onshore wind and solar power from 2020, according to an EU-funded study carried out by Cambridge Economic Policy Associates.

Lower costs for renewables technologies and a reduction in perceived investor risk as several technologies reach maturity will likely shrink the need for subsidies, according to the study, released last week.

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