The Renewable Energies Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz – EEG) is the German government’s main instrument for implementing the energy objectives of its sustainability strategy. Is the EEG really an adequate instrument for this purpose? Does it consider both effectiveness and effi ciency? Are the different aspects of sustainability evenly addressed? What possible alternatives are there regarding changes towards other promotional systems or shifting from a national to a European framework?
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