government subsidies

State subsidies screw up solar sector, surprisingly

Neglected Solar array
Credit: First Solar

NoTricksZone reports from Germany that the promised prosperity from the “Solar Valley” in the old East Germany has gone tits up.

After hundreds of millions of Euro in subsidies, the green hi-tech German future has lost its lustre.

How many times have we heard the chorus from those in power about the “green jobs” that are going to be created as we transition to the “Zero Carbon” (whatever that stupid statement means) economy? Read more »