Lincoln Davies and Kirst Allen have just published an excellent article “Feed-in Tariffs in Turmoil” in the West Virginia Law Review. Anyone interested in better understanding feed-in tariff schemes should read it.
The comprehensive (38 page) article contains case studies of three countries that have used feed-in tariffs: Germany, Spain and South Korea. For each country, the authors first trace the evolution of the country’s law, its record of success and overall impact, and the challenges it now faces. The article then looks into lessons and implications from the different feed-in tariff regimes, covering areas like feed-in tariff effectiveness, internal feed-in tariff design, external effects as well as flexibility an stability of the schemes. The authors end with their conclusions. Read more »