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Kurz zum Klima: Solarstromboom mit Nebenwirkungen

  • Johann Wackerbauer


  • Jana Lippelt


Die deutsche Solarstrombranche befindet sich in einer Phase der Marktbereinigung. Der Sonnenstromboom geht mit Überkapazitäten bei den Herstellern von Solarzellen und Modulen und fallenden Preisen einher. Trotz einer großzügigen Förderung gerät die als Zukunftsindustrie bezeichnete deutsche Photovoltaikindustrie in eine Absatzkrise und die Förderung der Photovoltaik in Deutschland erweist sich als industriepolitisches Debakel: Während die asiatischen Produzenten gezielt ihre Marktanteile ausbauen, sind einige der ehemals führenden deutschen Solarunternehmen von der Insolvenz bedroht. Auf diese Weise kommen die Nachteile einer Klimaschutzpolitik zum Vorschein, die gemäß dem Gemeinlastprinzip gezielt die Nachfrage nach bestimmten Umwelttechnologien zu steuern versucht, statt mit ökonomischen Instrumenten des Verursacherprinzips die externen Kosten der konventionellen Energieversorgung zu internalisieren.

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Article provided by Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal ifo Schnelldienst.

Volume (Year): 65 (2012)
Issue (Month): 03 (02)
Pages: 31-34

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Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:65:y:2012:i:03:p:31-34
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  1. Volker Ruhl & Johann Wackerbauer, 2008. "Struktur und Entwicklungspotential der Photovoltaikindustrie in Deutschland," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 61(14), pages 14-28, 07.
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