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Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Renewable Energy Deployment Subsidies: Biomass Power in the United Kingdom and Germany

Sources:

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Global Subsidies Initiative

Authors:

Christopher Beaton

Tom Moerenhout

Date:

1 March 2012

This paper focuses on deployment subsidies for biomass power in Germany and the United Kingdom. Its primary goal is to inform debates about cost-effectiveness by exploring the methods required to assess cost-effectiveness and by estimating the general magnitude and range of benefits in several key areas.