Category: Renewable Energy – The Facts

Emissions trading

A distinction is made between two basic types of policy instruments in environmental policy: on the one hand, we have command – and-control approaches, which tell companies how much they can emit, what exactly they can emit, and what kind of equipment may be used; on the other, we have free-market instruments, such as taxes, […]

Economic benefits

Considerable investments will have to be made for our energy supply system to become sustainable; renewables will have to make up a large share of our supply, and energy applications will have to become much more efficient. These upfront invest­ments are offset over the long term by lower energy costs and independence from fossil energy […]