If you want to put pubic funds into renewables, you better put it into research to improve their competetitiveness with respect to their alternatives, especially fossil fuels, instead of screwing up the market with expensive subsidies, often for the wrong reasons and the wrong goods.
A very good article in The Economist on what the opportunities for energy and cllimate policies offered by the current low oil prices. But no word about what to do with the proceeds from carbon taxation. Put them into research to take away the current technical problems on implementing renewables? And please do not forget economic research here.
Very interesting article of Hans-Werner Sinn on the Varoufakis strategy. A must-read for Germans! Especially the 'economic dwarves' that are attacking him on thinking independently. I also noticed that Sinn wanted to say something about this in Frank Plasberg's ARD program 'Hart aber Fair' but was hindered by left-wing arrogance. Indeed, please, think again.
Kaum etwas verändert dieses Land so stark wie das Bemühen, etwas Gutes für das Klima zu tun. Das Mantra durchdringt die Wirtschaft und den Alltag der Menschen. Warum Sinn und Irrsinn dabei nah beieinanderliegen.
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I exchanged my Fujifilm X-E1 camera for the newer Fujifilm X-T1. They are both mirror less cameras. While the X-E1 resembles a rangefinder, the X-T1 resembles a mirror reflex camera. The X-T1 finder is terrific, huge view. Furthermore, more traditional buttons on the X-T1 makes its operation so much more pleasant.