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An on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, electric vehicles, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe

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  • June 16, 2016,   by Tom Kenning

    Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has published proposed revisions to its feed-in tariffs (FiTs) for solar energy projects of between 1-100MW capacity.

    June 15, 2016,   by Şahin Ardiyok and Tolga Turan

    The legislation includes a differentiated feed-in tariff scheme for different types that eventually provide the investors with predictable returns on their investment. The guaranteed prices are...

    June 15, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    Who Knew There Was Solar in Britain? Whatever Happened to the Law of Comparative Advantage? Damian Carrington reported in The Guardian this week (UK solar eclipses coal power over month for first...[more]

    June 14, 2016,   by David Suzuki

    One tool Germany used to achieve its rapid progress was a feed-in tariff, which guarantees renewable energy producers—individuals, businesses, community organizations, and power companies—access to...

  • June 20, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    The proofreader dropped the marked up manuscript in my lap the Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend—all 550 pages of Wind Energy for the Rest of Us. [more]

    May 9, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    The good news is that with a smaller font size and tighter leading (the space between lines) than in my previous books, Holm has been able to substantially reduce the number of printed pages from...[more]

    May 3, 2016,  

    It’s no small sign of wind energy’s success that you can’t keep up with the steady stream of books in English--even when you’re into books on wind energy. It’s even more problematic is you spread...[more]

  • June 13, 2016,   by Tara Connolly

    The benefits are manifold. Democratising the energy system leads to renewable energy projects that are closer to the needs of the local communities, not those that are imposed upon them.

    June 3, 2016,   by Paul Monaghan

    On 20 May 2016, the great and the good of community energy came from across Europe to San Sebastian for the General Assembly of REScoop – the European federation of renewable energy co-operatives. I...

    May 25, 2016,   by Aziz Tarik

    The co-op has just re-opened its Share Offer to enable people to invest during construction which can be followed via the website The co-op is aiming to raise £1,000,000 within a month. It...

  • May 16, 2016,   by Ugo Bardi

    I think that we'll stay with silicon for a long, long time. Surely we will improve the technology, but don't expect miracles. That silicon works so well is already a miracle!

    May 6, 2016,   by Matthew Lockwood

    But the solar PV story shows that when tipping points are reached, things can change very quickly. It is not inconceivable that what happened with solar PV will also happen with electric vehicle

    March 26, 2016,   by Herman K. Trabish

    Sometimes one stat is all it takes: 46 of the 50 states had solar policy debates going on in 2015. That makes solar literally the talk of the nation.

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