Vattenfall and BASF have been getting a lot of coverage for the first power generated at the HKZ offshore wind farm, with headlines like: Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Power Starts Flowing into Dutch Grid. This is doubly annoying, as HKZ is actually not subsidy-free, and what it is “free” of is not a subsidy.
The role of the government was also important, with the putting in place of a risk-guarantee fund and feed-in tariff for heat.
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