Green Energy Market Development in Germany: Effective Public Policy and Emerging Customer Demand

  title={Green Energy Market Development in Germany: Effective Public Policy and Emerging Customer Demand},
  author={Rolf Wuestenhagen and M. Bilharz},
  journal={Energy Policy},
This paper reviews the development of renewable energy in Germany from 1973 to 2003. It investigates the relative importance of energy policy and green power marketing in shaping the renewable energy market. More than a decade of consistent policy support for renewables under the feed-in law (StrEG) and its successor (EEG) has been an important driver for increasing renewable electricity generation to date, putting the country in a better position than most of its peers when it comes to… Expand

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