The report concern the amendment of the legislation concerning support for photovoltaics panels. In 2012, the number of photovoltaics panels increased considerably due to a high level of support and a drop in the price of photovoltaics systems, which in combination made it attractive for private households to invest in solar cell panels. As a consequence, the total expenditure for support for photovoltaics increased considerably and the Danish parliament therefore decided to change the support scheme and reduce the level of support. At the same time, the Danish parliament introduced a transition scheme according to which existing photovoltaics systems would continue to be supported at the high support level for twenty years.
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building has had sufficient focus on the financial implications of the legislation concerning support for photovoltaics panels, and whether the Minister for Climate, Energy and Building has informed the Folketing (Danish parliament) correctly and adequately in this respect. The report answers the following questions:
- Has the quality of the assessments made by the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building of the financial implications of the legislative work concerning support for photovoltaics panels been satisfactory?
- Has the Minister for Climate, Energy and Building informed the Folketing correctly and adequately about the financial implications of the legislation concerning support for photovoltaics panels?
Rigsrevisionen launched the study in August 2013 at the request of the Danish Public Accounts Committee.
Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)