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Debunking FIT Myths

As noted elsewhere, there are a number of myths about Feed-in Tariffs (FITs), many proffered by the opponents of renewable energy--and some argued by environmentalists influenced neoliberal economic theory. Many talented authors have tackled these myths in explaining why FITs work so well and why FITs are more equitable than other renewable energy policies.

David Jacobs: The Evolution of Feed-in Tariffs in Germany, Spain and France

August 1, 2012,  

The author traces the evolution of feed-in tariffs - the most successful and most widely used support mechanism for renewable electricity - in Germany, Spain and France. He reveals increasing...

Category: Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs, Spain FIT, Germany FIT, France FIT

Böll Foundation Takes on Right-Wing Think Tank: Get the Facts Right: Germany has seen a Boom in Green Jobs-

March 15, 2011,   by Arne Jungjohann

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has recently published a new report: The Myth of Green Jobs - The European Experience. It claims that clean energy technologies increase energy prices and...

Category: Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG, Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs

Wuppertal Institute: Brief Analysis on the Current Debate about Costs and Benefits of Expanding the Use of Renewable Energies in Electricity Generation

March 1, 2011,   by Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Analysis on the Current Debate about Costs and Benefits of Expanding the Use of Renewable Energies in Electricity Generation (Wuppertal's English-language rebuttal to right-wing, think tank attack on...

Category: Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs

The Nation: Where's the Clean Energy?

December 7, 2009,   by Robert S. Eshelman

It was in Germany that Ed Regan realized Gainesville, Florida, was going about things all wrong. The assistant manager at Gainesville Regional Utility (GRU) was out looking for ways to boost his...

Category: Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs, USA FIT

Michael Eckhart, ACORE, on the RWI "study" of German FITs

November 2, 2009,   by Michael T. Eckhart

  The government in Germany has changed from the coalition that created the Feed-In Tariffs to a conservative coalition that opposed the FIT at the time, and favors a return to nuclear power and...[more]

Category: Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG, Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs

Craig Morris: What solar will cost in Germany

September 21, 2009,   by Craig Morris

The RWI study is therefore roughly 50 percent off the mark according to her calculation, i.e. solar is not that expensive. . .

Category: Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG, Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs

Snow Job: The nefarious net-effect argument

August 25, 2009,   by Craig Morris

Recent conservative studies on clean energy jobs miss the mark by Craig Morris in Grist. . .

Category: Spain FIT, News on Feed in Tariffs, Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs

NREL Response to the Report Study of the Effects on Employment of Public Aid to Renewable Energy Sources from King Juan Carlos University (Spain)

August 1, 2009,   by Eric Lantz and Suzanne Tegen

Category: Spain FIT, News on Feed in Tariffs, Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs

Are renewables job killers?

June 1, 2009,   by Craig Morris

A Spanish study found that the money invested in renewables would create more than twice as many jobs elsewhere on the market. Major media in the U.S. and the UK quickly reported the findings. PV...

Category: Spain FIT, News on Feed in Tariffs, Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs

Clean Break: A new strategy could offer the best, and quickest, solution to global warming

September 1, 2008,   by Brad Plummer

The main virtue of feed-in tariffs is that they give private investors plenty of incentive to pour money into the renewable energy market, since all solar, wind, biomass, and hydrothermal producers...

Category: Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs, USA FIT

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