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Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Renewable Energy Deployment Subsidies: Onshore Wind Power in Germany and China

Sources:

The International Institute for Sustainable Development

Global Subsidies Initiative

Authors:

Tom Moerenhout

Tilmann Liebert

Christopher Beaton

Date:

1 March 2012

This paper focuses on deployment subsidies for onshore wind power in one emerging economy (China) and one Western European economy (Germany). 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.