Moreover, the time-limited and soon to expire feed-in tariff agreements for existing green electricity plants, are seen as problematic since there are no satisfactory follow-up regulations (eg successor tariffs) in place.

The state in northeastern Austria now gets 63% of its electricity from hydroelectric power, 26% from wind energy, nine percent from biomass and two percent from solar.

The Austrian Economics Ministry has published new feed-in tariffs for 2013 on its website. The Ministry says the changes – both reductions and increases – “support the efficient growth of renewables.” . .

By 2020, Austria is to be 85 percent renewable in terms of electricity and 35 percent renewable in terms of gross of final energy consumption thanks to new feed-in tariffs.

According to the March 2006 issue of Photon International, the Vienna suburb of Purkersdorf pays 1 €/kWh ($1.437 CAD/kWh, $1.263 … Read more