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Elbert Dijkgraaf and Emiel Maasland have won The Energy Journal Campbell Watkins Best Paper Award for their paper on the effectiveness of feed-in tariffs in the development of solar photovoltaics

The IAEE’s Energy Economics Education Foundation instituted a Best Paper Award for the paper designated as the most outstanding of the papers published in The Energy Journal the previous year. This year, Elbert Dijkgraaf and Emiel Maasland have won the Best Paper Award for their paper on the effectiveness of feed-in tariffs in the development of solar photovoltaics. Their paper is about a so-called feed-in tariff (FIT), which has evolved as the most popular policy instrument in support of photovoltaic (PV) generation. In the paper, it is empirically studied whether or not FIT policies have been effective in encouraging the development of solar power and to which extend various FIT design features and policy consistency have influenced the success of the FIT policy.

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