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Feed-in Tariffs--The Economic Case

Renewables International: "Technology-neutral," what's that?

October 3, 2013,   by Craig Morris

Last month, I mentioned the recent proposal that Germany should throw out its feed-in tariffs and switch to a quota system. Via e-mail (would everyone please use the comment boxes below so we can...

Category: Germany FIT, Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Interview of Paul Gipe by Sandy LeonVest on RECs or Renewable Energy Certificates

April 15, 2012,  

  Sandy: Since RECs vary in price and do not usually cover the costs of building generation (over and above wholesale or retail power prices in the US) plus a reasonable profit, doesn't that makes...[more]

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

World Future Council's Feed-in Tariff Pages

February 22, 2012,  

This site aims to help users around the world to introduce or improve FIT laws in their country or region. . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

CAP: A Properly Designed Feed-in Tariff Can Lower the Cost of Capital and Keep Electric Rates Down

December 14, 2011,   by Richard W. Caperton

Conversations about building new renewable energy almost always come back to the electricity from these projects being more expensive than fossil fuel energy. This may be the case (although it’s...

Category: USA FIT, Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Feed-in Tariffs Best to Deal with Climate Change Says IPCC Working Group III Renewables

November 8, 2011,   by Paul Gipe

FITs Least Costly--Most Competitive Mechanism Says Climate Researchers[more]

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

ILSR: Why 'Market-based" is a Poor Criteria for Good Solar Policy

August 25, 2011,   by John Farrell

Many renewable energy advocates argue that the market for solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) is a more cost-effective tool for incentivizing solar power than a feed-in tariff (or CLEAN contract)...

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Over Cost of French Renewable Tariffs Negative in 2008

September 13, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

Feed-in Tariffs Saved French Ratepayers Money They Would Have Otherwise Spent[more]

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Development of Renewable Energies in France: What Contribution from the Carbon Market

September 13, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

  by Cécile Bordier, Caisse des Dépôts, December 2008 This was a report in English by the French Bank, Caisse des Dépôts, that included the "overcost" from the French system of Advanced Renewable...[more]

Category: France FIT, Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Deutsche Bank: Paying for Renewable Energy: TLC at the Right Price

December 1, 2009,   by Mark Fulton

Germany in particular stands out and is able to demonstrate many benefits that come with a strong volume response while being responsive to significant market developments. In a North American...

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Spreadsheet Analysis of Feed-in Tariff Program Costs

August 5, 2009,   by Paul Gipe

  The movement for feed-in tariffs in North America has finally chalked up a few victories, and, as a result, more and more jurisdictions are turning to this policy mechanism. As they do, the...[more]

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case, USA FIT

The cost of wind, the price of wind, the value of wind

May 4, 2009,   by Jérôme Guillet

An excellent primer on why wind energy (and solar PV) needs feed-in tariffs. . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case, News on Large Wind

Going Green: Why Germany Has the Inside Track to Lead a New Industrial Revolution

April 7, 2009,   by Wharton Business School

Wharton Business School on the success of Germany's EEG. . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Arne Kildegaard on the Merit Order Effect

January 9, 2009,  

Presentation explaining how the Merit Order Effect works and what it means to ratepayers. . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

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: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

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

Certificate Trading and Feed-in Tariffs

March 20, 2008,   by Volkmar Lauber

Presentation by Volkmar Lauber explaining why Feed-in Tariffs are superior to Certificate Trading. . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

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

European Commission: The support of electricity from renewable energy sources

December 7, 2005,  

Probably one of the more significant reports on the comparison between feed-in tariff policy and the quota model in the past decade because it clearly shows FITs are more "efficient and effective". ....

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case, Europe FIT

Minimum price system compared with the Quota Model by BWE

June 1, 2005,  

In comparison to quota systems, minimum price systems clearly perform better; they do not only perform better; they are more efficient too. And all the more so when it comes to wind energy. . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case, Germany FIT

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

Answers to common questions about Renewable Energy Tariffs and Bidding (RFPs)

November 23, 2004,   by Paul Gipe

  Question: An RFP process is more competitive and more efficient - it serves consumers better because it results in cheaper power than Standard Offer Contracts. Answer: While this may appear...[more]

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

The Economic Transition to Renewable Energy

April 18, 2004,   by Dan Ihara, Center for Environmental Economic Development (CEED)

One-page description of how to set the price for a feed-in tariff. . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Renewable Energy: Political Prices or Political Quotas

July 16, 2002,   by Frede Hvelplund, Aalborg Universitet

Comparison of the quota system (RPS) to the amount system (Feed-in Tariffs). . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Political Prices or Political Quantities: A Comparison of Political Support Systems

June 24, 2002,   by Frede Hvelplund, Aalborg Universitet

A comparison of renewable energy support systems: Quota systems and feed-in tariff systems. . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Basic Concepts for Designing Renewable Electricity Support Aiming at a Full-Scale Transition by 2050

by Aviel Verbruggen and Volkmar Lauber

Feed-in systems . . . generally perform better than certificate markets imposing uniform approaches on a very diverse reality. . .

Category: Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

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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