News Digest Item
12 May 2017

“Supported for nothing”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The invsolvency of Germany’s last solar cell maker, SolarWorld, is a failure of the country’s support for renewables, Patrick Bernau writes in an opinion piece for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He argues that the scheme distorted the market. “The solar industry has again demonstrated what happens when the government interferes too much in the energy transition – or any other area. It’s a lesson for those who decide on financial support for e-cars and building insulation,” Bernau writes.

Read the opinion piece in German here.

Also read the CLEW article Last major German solar cell maker surrenders to Chinese competition.

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