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Great Britain Feed Law

New Falkirk area wind turbine to power more than 700 homes each year

August 3, 2021,   by Jonathon Reilly

However, with government incentives now reduced, there’s a belief it could be the last turbine in the UK to start spinning with a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) accreditation.

Category: Great Britain 1 FIT, Great Britain

How FIT cuts killed plans for UK solar manufacturing hub

February 26, 2020,  

More than 800,000 solar rooftops had been installed under the U.K. feed-in tariff but when the government cut the rate paid for excess power injected into the grid by 65% in April 2015, the rate of...

Category: Great Britain

UK: Changes In The Regulation On FIT Projects

January 22, 2020,   by István Réczicza , Anita Horváth and Eszter Zádori

FIT producers will be entitled to temporary and gradually decreasing compensation until the end of 2025 in order to mitigate the increased financial burden they face due to the new rules of balancing...

Category: Great Britain

Green light to sell solar electricity back to grid

June 9, 2019,   by Stephen O’Brien

The precise level of earnings will depend on the tariff set by government but they are likely to be pitched at a rate generous enough to drive a significant uptake in photovoltaic roof panels. A rate...

Category: Great Britain

Farewell FiTs: How people, and not just policy, drove UK solar

March 29, 2019,   by Leonie Greene

So, we didn’t quite make a million solar PV homes, but not far off! It is particularly poignant for me to reflect on the closure of the feed-In tariff today having campaigned successfully in...

Category: Great Britain

Farewell FiTs: Ray Noble speaks FiTs and the future

March 28, 2019,   by Alice Grundy

The feed-in tariff (FiT) has marked a period in the solar industry rife with extreme highs and lows. From growing the UK industry to be a fierce competitor to the solar giants across the world, to it...

Category: Great Britain

Farewell FiTs: The view from the rooftops

March 27, 2019,   by Alice Grundy

“I think it was necessary to stimulate the industry and it certainly did that. It created a supply chain,” Roberts says, adding that the industry wouldn’t have been established in the same way...

Category: Great Britain

Farewell FiTs: How the feed-in tariff gave birth to UK Solar

March 26, 2019,   by Alice Grundy

“The industry exploded,” Noble says, describing the time as a “gold rush”. The government’s plans to deliver 1MW over the course of the five-year FiT was exceeded in the first 9 months, creating a...

Category: Great Britain

Scottish renewables hits record levels: govt

March 3, 2019,  

Generation in Scotland was 26,708 GWh, a 6.1 per cent increase on the previous record in 2017. This output of electricity was the equivalent of powering all households in Scotland for more than...

Category: Great Britain

Renewable self-generation is a right, not a privilege

February 18, 2019,   by Juliet Davenport

It then became the blueprint for the Feed-in Tariff, the scheme through which over 800,000 installations would register to receive payment for the energy they share back to the grid.

Category: Great Britain

Ofgem update clarifies deemed export tariff and storage confusion

December 11, 2018,   by Liam Stoker

Within that guidance was the clarification that homes with solar already installed that then added battery storage units or smart meters would continue to receive deemed export tariff payments, a...

Category: Great Britain, Great Britain 1 FIT

Little public support for UK Government axing of solar tariff

October 19, 2018,   by David McPhee

The data survey, carried out by YouGov for Climate Action, found that a clear majority were in favour of continuing the solar export tariff rather than abolish it.

Category: Great Britain

What’s all this solar power political penny-pinching all about – anyhow?

October 16, 2018,  

Back in 2010 the Government launched its feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme which financially supported households with solar power facilities that fed back excess electricity to the national grid. Great...

Category: Great Britain

Plans submitted for low head hydro scheme in Inverness

October 5, 2018,  

The renewable energy generated will return an income to the Council through the Feed in Tariff mechanism and be connected to the local Archive Centre and leisure centre. The facility will be housed...

Category: Great Britain

UK Solar industry rejects UK government plan to end FIT, export tariff schemes

August 30, 2018,   by Marian Willuhn

In consultations in late July this year, the U.K. Government proposed ending both the feed-in tariff (FIT) and export tariff schemes. The policy changes would end financial compensation for prosumers...

Category: Great Britain

Policy Political Agenda: “FIT subsidy axe wasn’t even presented to parliament”

August 1, 2018,   by David Blackman

Unlike the fracking announcement, the FIT subsidy axe wasn’t even presented to parliament, even though the mechanism has underpinned the dramatic expansion of solar provision that the generation...

Category: Great Britain

UK confirms intent to cull export tariff alongside FiT in future solar proposals

July 19, 2018,   by Liam Stoker

The UK government has confirmed it will close the small-scale feed-in tariff (FiT) on 31 March 2019 as planned and, crucially, close the export tariff to new installations at the same time.

Category: Great Britain

Wave generating companies pull the plug on 'economic sinkhole'

April 26, 2018,  

Carnegie has stated that grant support and the feed-in tariff support for wave energy had been removed over the last two years "and that has led to the situation we have today where we have a...

Category: Great Britain, Renewable Energy

A Better FiT - Two years on from UK Solar’s ground zero

February 12, 2018,   by Liam Stoker

8 February 2016 is a date reviled by the UK’s domestic solar industry. On that day a revised version of the small-scale feed-in tariff came into effect. It’s a date that will be firmly etched into UK...

Category: Great Britain

UK 'needs' FiT solution

February 5, 2018,  

Renewables industry groups, including RenewableUK (R-UK) have called on the UK government to provide clarity on the future of the feed-in tariff (FiT), which is currently set to close in 2019.

Category: Great Britain

Great Britain: Feed - in Tariff load factor analysis 2016

January 4, 2018,  

This article updates the FIT load factor analysis presented in the December 2016 edition of Energy Trends with data for FIT year seven.

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UK renewables set new generation record in Q1 2017, says government

June 30, 2017,   by Liam Stoker

With the Renewables Obligation scheme now closed to new installations, residential deployment under the feed-in tariff limited and subsidy-free schemes only just beginning to come through planning,...

Category: Great Britain

Engineers back energy saving as UK priority

June 26, 2017,   by Gary Hartley

The response also backs the idea of an Energy Saving Incentive scheme – where there is financial reward for making efforts to reduce energy use. This is along the lines of an energy efficiency...

Category: Great Britain

Feed-in Tariffs changes do little to help farm AD in Britain

March 6, 2017,   by Paul Spackman

The outcome of a long-awaited consultation into changes to Feed-in Tariffs (Fits) support for anaerobic digestion has done little to dispel a relatively gloomy outlook for the sector.

Category: Great Britain

GB support lowered for new wind and AD projects

November 8, 2016,   by Paul Spackman

Wind and AD technologies have been hardest hit by the latest round of quarterly Feed-in Tariffs cuts (degression), according to official figures.

Category: Great Britain

Carnegie gets grant for 1st stage of 15-MW wave project in UK

November 7, 2016,   by Plamena Tisheva

Carnegie expects to take advantage of the marine energy feed-in tariff (FiT) in the UK of an estimated GBP 305 per MWh for the second stage of the project, it said.

Category: Great Britain

Corbyn labels FiT cuts ‘nonsensical’ in renewables research pledge

September 5, 2016,   by Liam Stoker

“The Tory cuts to the UK renewables sector – including dramatically cutting feed-in tariffs and subsidies for domestic installation – are nonsensical and a damaging backwards step in our efforts to...

Category: Great Britain

New Feed-in-Tariffs Hampering Anaerobic Digestion Development in UK

May 18, 2016,  

The revised Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) available to new anaerobic digestion plant could be even more heavily restricted than first thought, according to an analysis of Ofgem figures by the UK’s Anaerobic...

Category: Great Britain

Eco Wave Power completes installation of innovative device in Gibraltar

May 12, 2016,  

"Without a feed in tariff, it is very difficult to calculate the profitability of a wave energy power plant in a region in question and to commercialise the market. Wave energy is kind of the 'new...

Category: Great Britain

German and UK PV markets slow down

April 3, 2016,   by Craig Morris

Germany added a mere 50.4 megawatts of solar in February, but much of that was simply newly registered, not newly built. The UK market, Europe’s biggest last year, also slowed down considerably.

Category: News on Solar Energy, Germany FIT, Great Britain

Quick full FiT for UK AD

February 15, 2016,  

Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association chief executive Charlotte Morton said: “Surpassing the first quarter’s FiT cap in just 15 minutes – and almost three times over by the end of the day...

Category: Great Britain

Still considerable returns to be made despite reduction in support for wind energy

February 12, 2016,  

That is according to recent market projections from Norvento, manufacturer of the nED100 100kW turbine and a pioneer of on-site generation technologies. The findings have been shared after a further...

Category: Great Britain

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Lib Dem peer bid to block feed-in tariff cuts

January 6, 2016,   by Liam Stoker

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Featherstone have both laid motions in an attempt to block the government’s controversial feed-in tariff cuts.

Category: Great Britain

Happy New Year for FITS?

January 4, 2016,   by Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Just before Parliament rose for the Christmas break, the Department for Energy and Climate Change published its eagerly-awaited response to its comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff.

Category: Great Britain

DECC Feed-in Tariff load factor analysis Extract Solar & Wind

December 27, 2015,   by Paul Gipe

The capacity factor for solar PV was about 10% and that for small wind turbines about twice that of solar PV at about 20%.[more]

Category: Small Wind folder, Solar Tables & Charts, Great Britain

Great Britain: Feed-in Tariff load factor analysis

December 22, 2015,  

Special feature article from the December 2015 edition of Energy Trends statistical publication.

Category: Great Britain

UK Government Tariff Review Hits Scotland Hard As Hydro Suffers

December 17, 2015,  

“Secondly caps to the number of turbines which can be built, hidden in the detail of the review, mean, for example, that just three 50-100kW machines and three 1,500kW machines can be deployed every...

Category: Great Britain, Feed-in Tariffs for Small Wind

DECC Decision on Biogas FIT Scheme Welcomed by Industry

December 17, 2015,  

The UK government’s Department for Energy & Climate Change has published its response to the Feed in Tariff review consultation, which includes a commitment to re-introduce pre-accreditation for...

Category: Great Britain

UK Government heeds national backing for solar and improves on Feed-in Tariff proposal

December 17, 2015,  

2016 Feed-in Tariff levels for homeowners and small businesses increased significantly on proposals

Category: Great Britain

UK could install 140 biomethane plants by 2021

December 4, 2015,   by Plamena Tisheva

The UK could build 140 new biomethane plants by 2021, with the combined potential to heat almost 500,000 homes, thanks to additional funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the Anaerobic...

Category: Great Britain

British Feed-in Tariff Quarterly Report

November 25, 2015,   by DECC

3.8GW of TIC and 666,152 installations have accredited as at 30 September 2015.

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Britain: Tariff Table 1 January 2016 PV Only

October 30, 2015,   by Ofgem

This document sets out the tariff rates for the Feed-in Tariff scheme from 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2016, for photovoltaic installations only.

Category: Great Britain

Britain--Sub-regional Feed-in Tariff installations: September 2015

October 23, 2015,  

Number of installations and total installed capacity by technology type at the end the latest quarter.

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Conservative British MP becomes latest to slam ‘draconian’ FiT proposals

October 8, 2015,   by Liam Stoker

Conservative MP for Somerton and Frome David Warburton has become the latest Tory politician to criticise his own party’s stance on renewables, slamming proposals to cut the feed-in tariff as...

Category: Great Britain

‘Confused and poorly thought through’ solar consultation undermines government’s austerity push

September 25, 2015,   by Abid Kazim

The truth is stability reduces the cost of capital. It makes stuff cheaper over time because investors believe that their investments are safe. The capital markets love trust. Being trustworthy is...

Category: Great Britain

British Government blinded by ideology when it comes to energy

September 24, 2015,   by Jenny Jones

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson expressed concerns about the impacts of the severe cut to the Feed in Tariff by 87 per cent, and ordered his officers to undertake an assessment of the deployment...

Category: Great Britain

Britain: Feed in Tariff commissioned installations: August 2015

September 23, 2015,   by DECC

Cumulative installation numbers and capacity of schemes under 5MW installed in Great Britain.

Category: Great Britain

Government petition response criticised for labelling 4% return ‘appropriate’

September 22, 2015,   by Liam Stoker

The response, issued today, lays bare government thinking behind a proposed 87% reduction to the small-scale feed-in tariff.

Category: Great Britain

DECC officials under fire as political opposition to FiT proposals mounts

September 17, 2015,   by Liam Stoker

Energy secretary Amber Rudd and minister Andrea Leadsom have faced mounting pressure to revisit highly contentious feed-in tariff proposals as MPs across the country’s political parties criticised...

Category: Great Britain

Britain: Davey slams George Osborne’s green cuts as ‘bonkers economics’

September 4, 2015,   by John Parnell

The economics behind George Osborne’s decision to make cuts to a series of green policies are “bonkers”, former energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has told the Guardian.

Category: Great Britain

Britain: Feed-in tariff proposals ‘unnecessary, unjustifiable, unmanageable and ultimately destructive’

September 3, 2015,   by Peter Bennett

The chairman of the Solar Trade Association Scotland has voiced fierce criticism over the government's recent proposals to cut the feed-in tariff for solar PV by almost 90% but has expressed his hope...

Category: Great Britain

Britian: The end of the FiT

August 29, 2015,   by Dave Elliott

This seems not so much a consultation as an ultimatum: accept interim cuts or the whole thing goes now, but it will end anyway.

Category: Great Britain

Anaerobic Digesters top 500MW in UK

August 25, 2015,  

“To continue to expand the industry needs viable support in the forthcoming FiT review, and an RHI budget which will support new green gas.”

Category: Great Britain

Great Britain: Coalition calls on British Prime Minister to support small-scale renewables, feed-in tariff

August 24, 2015,  

A U.K. alliance of 100 organisations representing tens of thousands of workers, small businesses, retailers, farming groups, co-operatives and local government representatives has written to the...

Category: Great Britain

FOE UK: Fighting back for the green economy

July 31, 2015,   by Alasdair Cameron

Now the feed-in tariff is under threat. This is the scheme that allows individuals like you and me, as well as thousands of schools, hospitals, libraries and small businesses to install solar panels...

Category: Great Britain

Gov.UK: Feed-in tariff community and school applications’: June 2015

July 24, 2015,  

Number of community and school installations (and associated capacity), split by type of accreditation granted, as at end June 2015.

Category: Great Britain

Gov.UK: Changes to Feed-in Tariff accreditation

July 23, 2015,  

Consultation on removing preliminary accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff (FITs).

Category: Great Britain

Ofgem: Feed-in Tariff (FIT) reports and statistics

July 23, 2015,  

We regularly publish a range of reports on the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) and its associated activity.

Category: Great Britain

Ofgem: Feed-in Tariff (FIT) reports and statistics

July 6, 2015,  

We regularly publish a range of reports on the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) and its associated activity.

Category: Great Britain

Boell: Why is UK wind power so expensive?

April 29, 2015,   by Craig Morris

In a nutshell, the UK overpays wind power in particular because big utilities with big expectations for returns run the show, whereas new players and communities have largely driven the German wind...

Category: Germany FIT, Great Britain, Nuclear Power

UK Political parties failing renewable energy sector, REA survey says

April 27, 2015,  

More than half (56%) considered the feed-in tariff to be the most important policy and should be a top priority for the incoming government, just a day after new statistics suggested that the...

Category: Great Britain

SolarServer: UK solar Feed-In Tariffs for big roofs could soon move with owners; Solar farms are given an extra 12 months if grid connection delay

November 27, 2014,  

The Government’s consultation on its proposals for the transferability of FiT payments will close on January 5th, 2015.

Category: Great Britain

SPP: Don’t listen to the FiT rumour mill

November 14, 2014,   by Peter Bennett

This week, one particular rumour has spread like wildfire throughout the sector with a steady flow of emails and calls directed our way, each one asking: is DECC really going to scrap the feed-in...

Category: Great Britain

SPP: Ofgem confirms 3.5% FiT degressions in January 2015

November 3, 2014,   by Peter Bennett

Ofgem has confirmed that all tariff bands

Category: Great Britain

Sub-regional Feed-in Tariff installations in Great Britain: September 2014

October 24, 2014,  

Number of installations and total installed capacity by technology type at the end the latest quarter.

Category: Great Britain

Updated Tables of Feed-in Tariffs Worldwide

October 6, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

Updated tables on Feed-in Tariffs including Chinese offshore wind tariffs announced in June 2014 and Egyptian wind and solar tariffs.

Category: Great Britain

SPP: DECC accused of ‘grossly overstating’ cost of solar [FITs] to consumers

July 11, 2014,   by Peter Bennett

Companies claiming £132 million in damages from the Department of Energy and Climate Change have rejected the department’s claim that the changes to the feed-in tariff scheme it enacted in 2011 would...

Category: Great Britain

Southwest United Kingdom Renewable Energy Progress Report 2014

July 8, 2014,  

The south west leads the way in small and community scale renewables and renewable heat. Our natural resources, partnership working to overcome barriers and excellent supply chain has helped us...

Category: Great Britain

SPP: Financial returns for solar heating FITs in Britain

May 19, 2014,   by Stuart Elmes

Since the domestic RHI launched in April 2014, I’ve been hearing people saying that the domestic RHI ‘isn’t such a good return as the feed-in tariff (FiT).

Category: Great Britain

SPP: DECC ponders new community energy-only FiT rate in Britain

May 13, 2014,   by John Parnell

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could develop a new feed-in tariff (FiT) rate under plans putout for consultation on Tuesday.

Category: Great Britain, News on Community Power

Will FiT degression mean the end for the UK's hydro renaissance?

April 30, 2014,   by Charles Crewdson

The Feed in Tariff has been a great catalyst for the hydro industry. Unlike solar, wind or AD, it has an almost entire UK industrial base which has been stimulated by the FiT. A hydro scheme is 80%...

Category: Great Britain

SPP: British Industry reacts to launch of Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

April 9, 2014,   by Peter Bennett

DECC, Ofgem and industry have been working for years on the Domestic RHI, and its launch today is a major milestone for the Government’s green policy record. Households off the gas grid now have a...

Category: Great Britain

SPP: GB FITs--Industry reacts to Solar Strategy

April 4, 2014,  

The Strategy makes clear DECC want this market to grow over the next few years, so it will be key to change the feed-in tariff reduction triggers and the upper tariff band to enable this. We can fix...

Category: Great Britain

SPP: UK and Japan FIT Markets drive record global PV demand

April 3, 2014,   by John Parnel

End-market demand was said to have been driven by Japan and the UK, which combined accounted for more than one-third of demand globally as well as setting new quarterly records for PV deployed.

Category: Great Britain, Japan FIT

Does Caroline Flint need lessons in arithmetic over nuclear and renewable costs?

February 23, 2014,   by Dave Toke

In a remarkable piece of double-think Caroline Flint, Labour's energy spokesperson, has declared that nuclear power in the shape of Hinkley C is 'cheaper than other forms of renewable energy'. This...

Category: Great Britain, Nuclear Power

IGov: Achieving energy transitions – Which RES policies are best applied when?

February 19, 2014,   by Lena Kitzing and Catherine Mitchell

We show, using policy analysis and socioeconomic considerations including uncertainty, that in the first phase, it is beneficial to focus on establishing support policy instruments which reduce risk...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Great Britain, Renewable Energy

British Announce “Strike Price” for Renewables & Renewable Heat

December 4, 2013,   by Paul Gipe

Highest Wind Prices in Europe—But Are They Too High?[more]

Category: Great Britain, News on Large Wind

Hinkley C to be paid more than twice as much as German solar pv arrays

October 27, 2013,   by Dave Toke

Even the German feed-in rates for smaller solar pv arrays have been reduced to well below the contract price being offered to EDF etc in the UK (see link at the bottom of this post). In addition,...

Category: Great Britain, Nuclear Power

Telegraph: Suppliers welcome David Cameron's energy competition and green tax reviews But FITs not on table

October 23, 2013,   by Emily Gosden

An energy department spokesman attempted to calm the sector’s fears, insisting: “No one is talking about changing support for large-scale renewables or Feed in Tariffs, which are essential for...

Category: Great Britain

Guardian: Remote Scottish windfarms to receive guaranteed price for their electricity

September 15, 2013,   by Severin Carrell

Community-owned windfarms on some of Scotland's remotest islands are likely to gain from a new deal to buy their electricity at a higher price, Ed Davey, the energy and climate secretary, has said.

Category: Great Britain, News on Community Power

Britain Publishes Spreadsheet Used to Calculate Precedent-Setting Home Heat Tariffs

July 30, 2013,   by Paul Gipe

The mid-July press release from Britain’s Department of Energy & Climate Change announcing the launch of long awaited feed-in tariffs for residential heating system was fairly straightforward. The...[more]

Category: Great Britain

Britain Sets Feed-in Tariffs for Residential Heating

July 12, 2013,  

The tariff levels have been set at 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps; 12.2p/kWh for biomass boilers; 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and at least 19.2 p/kWh for solar thermal.

Category: Great Britain

More community energy projects to get support under Feed-in Tariffs

July 3, 2013,   by Department of Energy & Climate Change

Aspiring communities across the nation will be able to receive Feed-in Tariff (FITs) payments for the clean green energy generated by larger community energy projects, under new plans set out by the...

Category: Great Britain, News on Community Power

Ofgem: Feed-in Tariff scheme: Tariff Table 1 July 2013 - 30 September 2013 PV Only

July 1, 2013,  

This document sets out the tariff rates for the Feed-in Tariff scheme from 1 July 2013 to 30 September 2013, for photovoltaic installations only.

Category: Great Britain

Green Business: British FIT Data Analysis April 2010 to March 2013

May 31, 2013,   by Alastair Kay

This report analyses Feed in Tariff data on confirmed installations for the first 3 years of the scheme (April 2010 to March 31st 2013). The data analysed is based on confirmation date data from...

Category: Great Britain

Contracts for Difference – Devilishly Detailed

May 30, 2013,   by Tom Steward

The CfD is essentially a financial support mechanism for low-carbon generators in the form of a contract between the generator and a government-owned counterparty. The CfD will eventually replace...

Category: Great Britain

Fforde on Feed-in Tariffs: Literary Use of “Feed-in Tariffs” Comes of Age

May 1, 2013,   by Paul Gipe

Feed-in tariffs, the terminology at least, has come of age. The term can now be found in a prolific English novelist’s most recent book. Jasper Fforde’s use of the words in fiction is an open...[more]

Category: Great Britain, USA FIT

British Feed-in Tariff Scheme Tariff Tables

May 1, 2013,   by OfGem

The latest photovolatic FIT Payment Rate Table was published 30 April 2013. The latest non-photovolatic FIT Payment Rate Table was published 1 February 2013.

Category: Great Britain

British Feed-in Tariff Payment Rate Table for Photovoltaic Eligible Installations

May 1, 2013,   by OfGem

For Eligible Installations with an Eligibility Date on or After 1 May 2013 and before 1 July 2013

Category: Great Britain

Evance: Feed-in Tariff payment increases for new small wind turbines

April 16, 2013,  

As of the 1st April 2013 the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rate for new installations of the Evance R9000 small wind turbine increased in line with the retail price index to 21.65 pence per kWh generated and...

Category: Great Britain

FOE: Feeding Renewable Energy Conference

January 25, 2013,   by Imogen Rattle

Category: Great Britain

OfGem: Feed-in Tariff (FIT): Annual Report 2011-12

December 19, 2012,  

This report provides information in respect of the second year of the scheme (1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012). It includes information relating to how Licensed Electricity Suppliers have complied with...

Category: Great Britain

Friends of the Earth: A Proven Solution: How to Grow Renewables with a Fixed Feed-in Tariff by David Toke

December 17, 2012,   by David Toke

“The Government should adopt an internationally effective, tried and tested method of cost-effectively promoting renewable electricity – the Fixed Feed-in Tariff.”. .

Category: Great Britain

Green Alliance: Everything you need to know about an electricity efficiency feed-in tariff

December 13, 2012,  

The government’s new consultation on Electricity Demand Reduction includes a range of options including a premium payment, or electricity efficiency FiT, that will pay projects for reducing...

Category: Great Britain

E&EM: DECC proposes a "feed-in tariff" for energy efficiency

November 30, 2012,  

Premium payments for each kilowatt–hour saved by anyone installing energy-efficient equipment are the centrepoint of new proposals for reducing energy demand published by DECC. The payments would...

Category: Great Britain

DECC: Electricity Demand Reduction and the Use of Feed-in Tariffs

November 29, 2012,  

Focal aspects of the consultation include whether financial incentives can deliver cost effective reductions that are beneficial to society as a whole (including both market wide and more targeted...

Category: Great Britain

Scotland Ups Renewable Target

October 30, 2012,  

The First Minister told the RenewableUK conference in Glasgow that a refreshed Renewables Routemap aims to see 50 per cent of Scotland’s electricity demand met from green power by 2015 - a new,...

Category: Great Britain

Is the Unthinkable Possible: Feed-in Tariffs for Coal and Nuclear?

October 29, 2012,   by Paul Gipe

Conservative State of Indiana First Out of the Gate with Coal Gas Tariff--British Nuclear Tariffs Expected Shortly . . .[more]

Category: Great Britain, Indiana FIT, Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels

British NGOs Propose Precedent-Setting Feed-in Tariffs for Energy Efficiency

October 18, 2012,   by Paul Gipe

WWF & Green Alliance Say Feed-in Tariffs Best for UK Because They "Employ Competition"--Proposal to Cut Electricity Consumption 40% or 155 TWh per year . . .[more]

Category: Great Britain, Energy Efficiency & Energy Conservation

Business Green: Climate Change Minister hails a "radical, ambitious, modern Conservative Green agenda"

October 9, 2012,  

The first leader of a major British political party to really push the Green agenda to the forefront of British politics was David Cameron. . .

Category: Great Britain

The Draft Energy Bill: Britain’s Energy Future lost

September 20, 2012,   by Alan Simpson

Alan Simpson, former MP for Nottingham South and leader of the parliamentary campaign for British feed-in tariffs, deconstructs the coalition government's proposal to create "contracts for...

Category: Great Britain

Transforming the energy market has far more to do with power - democratic power - than with electricity: Allies in Energiewende

September 19, 2012,   by Alan Simpson

The new book by Labour Party leaders is about power and power relations. About the choices people have to power their homes and businesses. About influencing the cost of energy. And about local...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Great Britain

Greenwise: German Utility EON Scores Worst in British Customer Feed-in Tariff Survey

August 30, 2012,  

The survey found significant differences in the quality of FiT service offered by energy companies to people generating their own electricity, with smaller, specialist suppliers coming out on top....

Category: Great Britain

London School of Economics Uses Feed in Tariffs: Pragmatism Wins Out Over Dogma

August 21, 2012,  

Use of feed-in tariffs by no less than the London School of Economics, who are strong believers in putting private capital to work, is a powerful signal. As one recent grad put it, if nothing else...

Category: Great Britain

Britain Powered by FITs Surpasses US in 2011 Small Wind Capacity

July 26, 2012,   by Paul Gipe

Expected to do the Same in 2012 New Feed-in Tariffs for 2013   The 2010 launch of Britain's feed-in tariff program has pushed the country ahead of the US in the installation of small wind turbine...[more]

Category: Great Britain, Small Wind folder, Feed-in Tariffs for Small Wind

Solar Server: U.K. DECC tweaks feed-in tariff, publishes consultation on Renewable Heat Incentive

July 24, 2012,  

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published a consultation on enhancements to the nation's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), as well as making minor changes to the nation's...

Category: Great Britain

Bloomberg: U.K. Seen Doubling Power Price to Guarantee New Reactor

July 13, 2012,  

EDF and government officials will negotiate the so-called strike price for new nuclear power plants by the end of the year. To ensure the Paris-based utility makes a final decision on a new reactor...

Category: Nuclear Power, Great Britain

Great Britain: Central Feed-in Tariff register statistics

June 22, 2012,  

While some states and provinces make data on renewable energy development as difficult as possible to locate, the British government provides a web site to track the performance of their feed-in...

Category: Great Britain

Craig Morris: UK Reaches 1,300 MW of Solar PV Since FIT Launch

June 5, 2012,  

The drastic cuts in feed-in tariffs for solar power in the UK reduced installations by nearly 60 percent in April, putting the government far behind its target of 22 gigawatts of PV for 2020. . .

Category: Great Britain, News on Solar Energy

Anglican Diocese of Oxford: Solar Feed-in Tariff put on a "predictable, certain and sustainable footing"

June 5, 2012,  

Churches exploring solar pv should note that buildings with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of less than D will get a reduced tariff rate. Calls have previously been made to examine possible...

Category: Great Britain, News on Solar Energy

Business Green: Britain Proposes Raising Micro-CHP feed-in tariffs

February 2, 2012,   by Will Nichols

Category: Great Britain

Great Britain's First review of Feed-in Tariffs (FITs)

January 25, 2012,  

Category: Great Britain

New British and Malaysian FIT Programs Launch

December 4, 2011,   by Paul Gipe

World First--British Feed-in Tariffs for Renewable Heat Solar DHW Tariff Scheduled for Fall 2012[more]

Category: Great Britain

Guardian: Why I'm lending my voice to community renewable schemes-

December 1, 2011,   by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Category: Great Britain

Click Green: UK to launch world's first Renewable Heat Incentive-

November 25, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

UK Parliaments approve Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011

November 19, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Solar power already delivering in Germany, says UK academic

November 16, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Green Alliance: How an electricity efficiency feed-in tariff can cut energy costs

October 18, 2011,  

To reduce energy use and costs most effectively, we propose a counterintuitive policy approach: pay for demand reduction, even if rational electricity consumers are already incentivised to reduce...

Category: Energy Efficiency & Energy Conservation, Great Britain

Business Green: EU state aid rules delay Renewable Heat Incentive launch

September 30, 2011,   by James Murray

Category: Great Britain

Green entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett advocates following China and Germany's move towards solar power

September 5, 2011,   by Jeremy Leggett

Category: Great Britain

Ernst & Young Find Fixed Feed-in Tariffs Attractive

August 16, 2011,   by Paul Gipe

Warns against FITs Based on Premiums above the Wholesale Cost[more]

Category: Great Britain

British FITs for Renewable Heat: The Devil is in the Detail-

July 14, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Guardian: Collusion over nuclear power mirrors the PR disaster of GM crops

July 1, 2011,   by Damian Carrington

Category: Nuclear Power, Great Britain

Britain Raises Biogas Tariffs & Revises Solar PV Tariffs

June 17, 2011,   by Paul Gipe

Raises All Other Tariffs 4.8% Program Installs 140 MW in First 14 Months[more]

Category: Great Britain

Centre for Sustainable Energy: Common concerns about wind power-

May 1, 2011,  

A research paper commissioned by CSE drawing on peer-reviewed articles and government-funded analysis to address some of the concerns that are expressed in relation to wind power. . .

Category: Great Britain, Debunking Myths about Wind Energy

Guardian: UK can learn from Germany's feed-in tariff lessons-

March 21, 2011,   by Greg Barker

Category: Great Britain, Germany FIT

PriceWaterhouseCoopers: PwC comments on Feed in Tariff changes

March 18, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Grenbang: Heat incentive could revolutionise UK-

March 10, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Guardian: Renewable energy could revive council coffers

February 15, 2011,   by Simon Parker

Category: Great Britain

Friends of the Earth: UK Government feed-in tariff review

February 7, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Farming UK: Feed-in Tariff review for on-farm anaerobic digest-

February 7, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Good Energy: Government announces early review of feed-in tariff

February 7, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Farmers Guardian: Is investing in on-farm solar power worthwhile?-

January 28, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Farmers’ turbines are to harvest new energy crop

January 15, 2011,  

Category: Great Britain

Britain to Abandon RPS & Move to Feed-in Tariffs

December 21, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

  In a potentially precedent-setting move for the English-speaking world, Great Britain's ruling coalition proposes abandoning its long-running experiment with so-called "market reforms" of the...[more]

Category: Great Britain

Farming UK: Herefordshire farms go solar

December 20, 2010,  

Category: Great Britain

NY Times: Generous Tariff Lures British Farmers Into Raising Solar Power Arrays

December 15, 2010,   by JEREMY LOVELL

Category: Great Britain

The Leader: British FITs Could Power Public Housing

November 11, 2010,  

Category: Great Britain

The Independent: Let the power of the sun shrink your energy bills-

September 19, 2010,   by Simon Read

Category: Great Britain

What's Happened to the Renewable Heat Incentive

September 18, 2010,   by Sally Barrett-Williams

Category: Great Britain

The Ecologist: Renewables offer cash boost for local communities

September 16, 2010,   by Emily Shelton

Category: Great Britain

Britain Proposes Feed-in Tariffs for Renewable Heat

July 22, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

Solar Domestic Hot Water and Pipeline Injection of Biogas Included[more]

Category: Great Britain

New Conservative British Government Agrees on More Feed-in Tariffs

May 12, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

  Less than two months after Britain's Labour Party launched its highly regarded feed-in tariff program, the newly elected conservative government has announced the program will be expanded. The...[more]

Category: Great Britain

Growing Backlash to Monbiot Attack on Solar PV

March 8, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

There is a growing backlash against Cambridge professor and Guardian columnist George Monbiot's unprecedented attack on solar PV. Monbiot's attack from the left blindsided renewable advocates who...[more]

Category: Great Britain

Britain Launches Comprehensive System of Feed-in Rates

February 1, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

First Solar Domestic Hot Water and Renewable Heating Tariffs Worldwide Tariffs Indexed to Inflation Residential Income Tax Exempt[more]

Category: Great Britain

We Actually Can?!

October 28, 2009,   by Miguel Mendonça

Category: Great Britain

Britain to Launch Innovative Feed-in Tariff Program in 2010

July 23, 2009,   by Paul Gipe

Proposes World's Highest Tariffs for Small Wind Turbines[more]

Category: Great Britain

British Feed-in Tariff Policy Becomes Law--Was Once Unthinkable

November 28, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  The Queen gave her "royal assent" to Britain's long-debated Energy Bill on November 26, 2008, putting into law Britain's commitment to dramatically cut its greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy...[more]

Category: Great Britain

Britain's Carbon Trust Says FITs Simplest

November 5, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  In a major new report on offshore wind, Britain's Carbon Trust argues that feed-in tariffs are simpler to administer, provides greater certainty to investors, and cost less than the existing...[more]

Category: Great Britain

Feed-in Tariffs in Britain: Ideological Breakthrough

November 2, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  In a startling reversal, Britain's Labour government has put on the table a feed-in tariff proposal for "microgeneration". The proposed feed-in tariffs will pay homeowners, farmers, and community...[more]

Category: Great Britain

IEA: Feed-in Tariffs More Effective and Cheaper than Quotas for Renewable Energy

October 7, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  The International Energy Agency (IEA) has never been known as a hot bed of progressive thought--it has long been dismissive of renewable energy for example--or accurate oil price forecasts for...[more]

Category: Great Britain, News on Feed in Tariffs

Ernst & Young Find Feed-in Tariffs Cheaper Than Trading System

October 7, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  The international accounting firm, Ernst & Young, has concluded that Germany's system of feed-in tariffs delivers more renewable energy at lower cost to consumers than Britain's Renewable...[more]

Category: Great Britain, News on Feed in Tariffs, Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

A Scottish marine FIT submission

June 30, 2008,   by David Toke

Category: Great Britain

British Government backflip on solar panel policy

March 3, 2008,   by Charles Clover,

Category: Great Britain

British Government backflip on solar panel policy

March 3, 2008,   by Charles Clover

Category: Great Britain

Political climate is changing faster than our prime minister

September 2, 2007,   by Ashley Seager

Category: Great Britain

No policies, no cash. The result: missed targets

August 12, 2007,   by Ashley Seager

Category: Great Britain

Why Germans laugh at British boasts of leading the world on climate change

August 6, 2007,   by Ashley Seager

Category: Great Britain, News on Feed in Tariffs

Making the UK Renewables Programme FITTER

August 1, 2007,   by David Toke

The Renewables Obligation, the general case for a feed-in tariff and the feasibility of a feed-in tariff for small renewables. . .

Category: Great Britain

Germany sets shining example in providing a harvest for the world

July 23, 2007,   by Ashley Seager

Category: Great Britain

Miguel Mendonca Open Letter to British Secretary of State on Feed-in Tariffs

April 27, 2007,   by Miguel Mendonça

  From the desk of Miguel Mendonça 38 Brecknock Road Knowle Bristol BS4 2DD Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET Miguel...[more]

Category: Great Britain

British MPs in Commons Laud German Feed Law

March 21, 2007,   by Alan Simpson

  Alan Simpson MP (Labour) in the Commons 21 March 2007 My thanks to Dave Eliott of the Open University for sending this item along.--Paul Gipe far the most successful intervention...[more]

Category: Great Britain

Britain's Stern Report Says Feed Laws Work Best for Renewable Energy

December 18, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

  The report by Britain's Sir Nicholas Stern on the economics of climate change asserts that electricity feed laws, like those in Germany, France, and Spain, have produced larger deployments of...[more]

Category: Great Britain, News on Feed in Tariffs, Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

British Academics Call for Feed Law

October 20, 2006,  

  The following letter appeared in the October 20, 2006 edition of the Guardian We call upon the Government to adopt the 'feed-in tariff' mechanism for renewable energy. This is established and...[more]

Category: Great Britain

British Academics Call for Feed Law

October 20, 2006,  

  The following letter appeared in the October 20, 2006 edition of the Guardian We call upon the Government to adopt the 'feed-in tariff' mechanism for renewable energy. This is established and...[more]

Category: Great Britain

British Conservatives Begin Discussion of Feed Law

September 8, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

  For North American's it's seems unthinkable. Maybe it's a sign of the seriousness of the energy situation confronting the world. Or maybe it's just old-fashioned politics at work. The people...[more]

Category: Great Britain

Carbon Trust Calls for Urgent Changes to Britain's Renewable Obligation

July 7, 2006,  

  Britain's Carbon Trust has issued a stinging report on the the country's Renewable Obligation and the likely failure of the RO to reach the UK's renewable target. And in a dramatic departure from...[more]

Category: Great Britain

Renewables instead of Nuclear

January 2, 2006,   by Rudolf Rechsteiner

On the Improvement of the British Renewable Energy Policy

Category: Great Britain, Nuclear Power

Are Green Electricity Certificates the Way Forward

April 12, 2005,   by David Toke

Category: Great Britain, News on Feed in Tariffs

Comparison of Feed in Tariff, Quota and Auction Mechanisms to Support Wind Power Development

January 1, 2005,   by Paul Gipe

CMI Working Paper 70 by Lucy Butler and Karsten Neuhoff, University of Cambridge[more]

Category: Great Britain, News on Feed in Tariffs, Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

'Wind power in the UK: how planning conditions and financial arrangements affect outcomes'

June 28, 2004,   by David Toke

This article reviews some planning and financial conditions facing wind power development in the UK. Overall the 2002-2003 period has seen a big increase in planning consents. . .

Category: Great Britain, News on Large Wind

DECC: Feed-in Tariffs Contracts for Difference Definition of Terms

January 10, 1970,  

Category: Great Britain

PV-Tech: November [Solar] feed-in tariff rates revealed for the UK

January 10, 1970,  

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released the official quarterly statistics for solar installations in 2012. Under the newly-introduced capacity trigger mechanism, the...

Category: Great Britain

Guardian: Severn tidal power project to be reconsidered--Asks for a feed-in tariff

January 9, 1970,  

In a letter to the prime minister seen by the Guardian, Hain wrote: "Several sovereign wealth funds have already expressed interest in financing the £30bn project, as long as government signals its...

Category: Great Britain

George Monbiot is wrong. Nuclear power is not the way to fight climate change-

by Jeremy Leggett

Category: Nuclear Power, Great Britain

British Farmers set to cash in on FIT-driven solar boom

by William Surman

Category: Great Britain

Effectiveness through Risk Reduction: A Comparison of the Renewable Obligation in England and Wales and the Feed-In System in Germany

by Catherine Mitchell

A Comparison of the Renewable Obligation in England and Wales and the Feed-In System in Germany. . .

Category: Great Britain, News on Feed in Tariffs, Germany FIT, Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

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