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Spain has much the same idea of weaning renewables off of subsidies.  There are fixed periods in which new installations are eligible for subsidies.  The idea is to pay down the capital costs, because, of course, the marginal cost of production is quite low with no fuel cost and only O&M to consider.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Thu Apr 22nd, 2010 at 10:47:26 AM EST
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