"The electricity certificate system appears more and more as a tombola." The statement’s from CERE's Thomas Broberg who sees several of unanswered questions in the surveillance report (Kontrollstation 2015*) on the Swedish renewable obligation system, Second Opinion, 6th May 2014.
"The tombola has spun and out fell a cost to electricity consumers that amounts to 1.8-3.5 öre/kWh as according to estimates by the Energy Agency. The reason being the proposal to adjust the Swedish quota curve with a total of 75 TWh during the period 2016-2035."
"and with added VAT, the cost of adjustment is 2-8 öre per kWh. If one would rather talk billions than ören , then just add up over all the obligated consumers. In 2016, the total cost for electricity consumers will be 1.6 to 6 billion."
Research show that those who adopt renewable energy tends to male and members of an environmental organization. This comes from Lei Shi's thesis, a new doctor at CERE. Her thesis also shows that a large growth in energy consumption leads to a decrease in the share of renewable energy in total energy supply. She also have tip for the environmental organizations constructing their strategy.
"numbers published by the World Bank are likely to be biased and may even give incorrect information as to whether the economy is locally sustainable." The quote comes from Catia Cialani's doctoral thesis "Essays on Growth and Environment".