As Solar Costs Fall, Gov'ts Struggle To Right-Size Subsidies

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT) -- As solar panel prices continue to fall, governments in Europe and Canada are slashing subsidies for solar power. But experts say finding the right levels — ones that reflect falling costs without discouraging new development — will be a challenge, one that will be watched closely by countries weighing their next move.

In Germany, a fierce battle is under way this week as state governors try to block deep cuts to subsidies. Last month, Ontario, Canada, proposed cutting government-set rates for solar power by 20 percent....
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