Josef Pesch’s Brief Review of Germany’s Renewable Policy in 2008

By Paul Gipe


February 5, 2008

Strom Rebel Josef Pesch listened to a BBC radio discussion titled “Costing the Earth” on the cost of renewable energy programs in Europe that led him to the following essay.

Pesch knows what he’s talking about. As the managing director of Fesa in Freiburg he develops community-owned wind, solar, and biomass projects in southern Germany. And he’s been on the front lines in the fight for renewable energy for several decades now.

I found his essay an excellent summary of the issues surrounding Germany’s remarkable success using feed-in tariffs to promote the rapid development of significant amounts of renewable energy.–Paul Gipe

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