Ashley Seagar, 'economics correspondent' of the Grauniad, has some uplifting thoughts about Feed-in Tariffs, the compulsory payments given to uneconomic types of power generation in countries such as Germany and, he hopes, soon in the UK:
"FITs work by paying an above-market rate for renewable electricity ... FITs are not subsidies but work to boost markets ... the FIT costs the average German family € 20 a year in dearer electricity"
Ah, that sort of non-subsidy. Thank you, Ashley, we get the picture. And I think we can guess which 'market' they boost.