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Renewables International: The cost of wind

August 19, 2014,   by Jérôme Guillet and John Evans

That is the point of feed-in tariffs, which provide stable, predictable revenue to wind producers, and ensure that their maximum production is injected into the system at all times, which influences...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Grid Integration, News on Large Wind

The Feed-in Tariff is better than is commonly understood

July 17, 2014,   by Anna Leidreiter

Today, the FiT is the most widely adopted policy for renewable power generation policy at the national and state/provincial levels. In 2000, only 14 jurisdictions worldwide had implemented a FiT – a...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

IZES: Auctions Result in Higher PV Prices in France than FITs in Germany

June 26, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

Craig Morris at Renewables International has pointed out a startling chart in IZES (Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme) report comparing auction systems to feed-in tariffs in Germnay. (Auctions are...[more]

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

Boell: Actual outcomes of auctions in France, Brazil, and the Netherlands

June 26, 2014,   by Craig Morris

In an international comparison, reverse auctions seem to be a useful way of slowing down the transition to renewables and ensuring that a small oligopoly of firms dominate the market.

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Germany FIT

Davies/Allen: Feed-in Tariffs in Turmoil

June 20, 2014,   by Matthias Lang, U. Mutschler

The comprehensive (38 page) article contains case studies of three countries that have used feed-in tariffs: Germany, Spain and South Korea. For each country, the authors first trace the evolution of...

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Updated Tables of Feed-In Tariffs Worldwide

June 20, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

Includes new feed-in tariffs for biomass in Vietnam and a new FIT program in Kazakhstan.

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The Future of Feed-in Tariffs: Presentation

June 10, 2014,   by Toby Couture

The webinar attempts to provide a global perspective on the future of feed-in tariffs by evaluating these arguments in more detail. The webinar will reflect on what these changes could mean for the...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

The Future of Feed-In Tariffs: Introduction

June 10, 2014,   by Toby Couture

FITs seem to be losing ground as concerns over electricity costs and the desire of regulators to expose renewable energy technologies to price signals now dominate the discussion.

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Webinar on the future of feed-in tariffs

June 6, 2014,   by Craig Morris

What is the best energy policy to support renewables going forwards? There is a growing consensus, even within Germany, that feed-in tariffs were a startup mechanism that can now be phased out. On...

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IPCC On the Relation Between Emission Trade System and Feed-In Tariff

June 5, 2014,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Reducing the costs of solar by the German feed-in tariff has brought costs down so far that China is now deploying massive amounts.

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Feed-in Tariffs in Turmoil

April 23, 2014,   by Lincoln L. Davies, Kirsten Allen

It offers a more nuanced view of FITs than is often offered. In turn, it extracts four key lessons lawmakers should keep in mind when designing FITs: (1) the laws tend to be effective, but (2)...

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Renewables International: Feed-in tariffs: unleashing market forces

March 11, 2014,   by Craig Morris

If those calling for market competition and free enterprise understood FITs properly, they would love the policy.

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

SolarServer: EPIA--37 GW of solar PV installed globally in 2013, driven by Asian feed-in tariffs

March 6, 2014,  

EPIA notes that despite a decline in political support in Europe, feed-in tariffs in China and Japan have led to fast-growing markets in those nations.

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GET: Feed-in tariffs – do they discourage efficiency?

February 20, 2014,   by Craig Morris

As someone with a moderately open mind, I promote the sharing of best practices. If you support renewables, feed-in tariffs (FITs) seem an obvious choice; they have been used successfully – even...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Renewable Energy

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

National Geographic Blog: Time to Break Free of Net-Metering; We Need a “FIT” Policy for Renewable Energy to Soar

December 26, 2013,   by Paul Gipe

Maybe the electric utilities are right, for a change. Maybe net-metering—the ability to run your kilowatt-hour meter backwards, with solar panels on your roof or a windmill in your backyard–is not...

Category: USA FIT, News on Feed in Tariffs

Feed-in Tariffs & Massachusetts Offshore Feed-in Tariff (MORFIT)

November 14, 2013,   by Paul Gipe

Presentation on the growth of wind energy worldwide, philosophy of feed-in tariff policies, feed-in tariff design, and feed-in tariffs for offshore wind and examples of near shore and offshore...

Category: Presentations by Paul Gipe, News on Feed in Tariffs, News on Large Wind

The Art of Advanced Renewable Tariffs Systems (ARTs) Design: Some Lessons from Past and Ongoing Experiences

November 12, 2013,   by Bernard Chabot

International energy policy consultant Bernard Chabot's detailed briefing on how to define a targeted fair and sufficiently attractive profitability for investors through Feed-in Tariffs using the...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Economic Calculations

IEA Says Feed-in Tariffs Driving Force in Solar PV Worldwide

November 1, 2013,   by Paul Gipe

IEA: FITs Not a Subsidy—But Tax Credits are IEA: Net-Metering only 2% of World Market The International Energy Agency (IEA) has declared that feed-in tariffs are the principal driving force in the...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, News on Solar Energy

FIT for Renewables? Design options for the Green Climate Fund to support renewable energy feed-in tariffs in developing countries

October 29, 2013,   by Axel Michaelowa and Stephan Hoch

Renewable energy Feed-in Tariffs (REFIT) have been highly effective in many countries, and provide a proven example of a results-based climate finance instrument, if tuned carefully over time to be...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Africa FIT, Asia FIT

Renewables International: Properly designed feed-in tariffs

July 22, 2013,   by Bernard Chabot

French energy expert Bernard Chabot explains how easy it is to properly design feed-in tariffs, especially for solar, and proposes "advanced feed-in tariffs."

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Solar Tables & Charts

CAP Again Plugs FITs: Learning From The German Transition To Renewable Energy

March 27, 2013,   by Julius Fischer

For one thing, German policy-makers played a dominant role in the evolution of feed-in tariffs (FITs) for renewables (the term is actually an Anglicization of the German “Stromeinspeisungsgesetz”)....

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Germany FIT

FITs Gaining Support from Neoliberal Business Leaders

March 27, 2013,   by Paul Gipe

Even more telling for Americans, less than 5% of participants found Reverse Auctions an optimal policy. In contrast, more than 30% found feed-in tariffs the optimal policy. . .[more]

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The Feed-in Tariff Handbook--a Review

March 5, 2013,   by Paul Gipe

Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-in Tariff Handbook is a book that has been out for some time and though I’ve thoroughly marked up my copy I’ve never got around to posting a proper review. So...[more]

Category: Books on Feed-in Tariffs, Renewable Tariff Design & Model Policies, News on Feed in Tariffs, book Reviews

FITs Most Successful Policy for Developing Wind Energy—GWEC Says

February 1, 2013,   by Paul Gipe

Feed-in tariffs are the world’s most effective policy for developing wind energy said the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) this past summer. . .[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, News on Large Wind

Cleantechnica: Feed-In Tariffs 101

December 23, 2012,  

What Are Feed-In Tariffs? First of all, a quick summary of what these awkwardly named babies are . . .

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Renewables International: RFPs make renewables artificially expensive

October 25, 2012,  

Europeans call them "calls for tenders"; Americans, "requests for proposals" (RFPs). The generic term is "competitions" – and the word suggests that the best project wins. Proponents of RFPs...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

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

Mauritius Closes Expanded Feed-in Tariff Program after Reaching Target

August 27, 2012,   by Paul Gipe

While Palo Alto, California bumbles badly with a poorly designed feed-in tariff, the Indian ocean archipelago of Mauritius 900 km (550 miles) east of Madagascar has closed its recently expanded...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Mauritius FIT

PV-Magazine: Worldwide tabulation of solar PV feed-in tariffs

July 12, 2012,  

pv magazine has compiled detailed information on photovoltaic feed-in tariffs (FITs) in different countries and regions. This is constantly updated with the latest developments from around the world,...

Category: News on Solar Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs

Doerte Fouquet: Table of European Feed-in Tariffs

July 4, 2012,  

This is the sixth EREF report on Renewable Electricity Prices in the European Union. . .

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, EU FIT

RAP: Energy Efficiency Feed-in-Tariffs: Key Policy and Design Considerations

April 18, 2012,   by Chris Neme, Energy Futures Group and Richard Cowart, Regulatory Assistance

Energy efficiency feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) are a potential alternative approach to striking a better balance between efficiency and energy supply markets. In a way, they are the obverse of energy...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Energy Efficiency & Energy Conservation

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

What are Tariffs?

February 21, 2012,   by Paul Gipe

  Tariffs are the price paid per kilowatt-hour of electricity consumed, or in this case, generated. The term is commonly used in North America's electric utility industry. The term is also commonly...[more]

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What are Feed-in Tariffs?

February 21, 2012,   by Paul Gipe

  Feed-in tariffs are simply payments per kilowatt-hour for electricity generated by a renewable resource. In North America this simple idea is known by many different names: Electricity Feed Laws,...[more]

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Hope for a Change

February 21, 2012,  

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

CLEAN Cities: A municipal financing option for supporting local renewable energy

January 25, 2012,   by Tim Weis

Many cities across North America are in a unique position to support local renewable energy development and recover the costs from energy consumption. Utility franchise fees can be used to enable...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Alberta FIT

Pakistan: Feed-in tariff for coal and solar power soon

January 5, 2012,  

Minister for water and power, Syed Naveed Qamar, said government will soon announce feed-in tariff for coal and solar power projects to meet the rising energy requirements of the country. ....[more]

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Cleantechnica: More feed-in tariffs will drive fast installation of rooftop solar

January 2, 2012,  

In North America and around the world, I think we’ll see more governments moving forward with feed-in tariff policies to support solar. Why? Well, simply put, it’s been the most effective policy for...[more]

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Cleantechnia: More feed-in tariffs will drive fast installation of rooftop solar

January 2, 2012,   by Zachary Shahan

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Nova Scotia: First Round of Successful Feed-in Tariff Applicants Announced

December 16, 2011,  

Five communities from across Nova Scotia are closer to enjoying the benefits of clean, green renewable electricity generated in their own backyards as the province announced the first approved...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Great Britain: The Benefits of Microgeneration and the Feed-in Tariff-

December 1, 2011,  

Category: News on Community Power, News on Feed in Tariffs

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

November 7, 2011,  

The 135-page report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , especially Chapter 11 on Policy, Financing and Implementation, makes it clear that the overwhelming weight of...[more]

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Snapshot of Feed-in Tariffs around the World in 2011

October 5, 2011,   by Paul Gipe

Updated Tables of Feed-in Tariffs Worldwide Summary of Prices for Wind, Solar, Geothermal, & Other Technologies[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Lithuania FIT

Tables of Renewable Tariffs or Feed-In Tariffs Worldwide

October 5, 2011,   by Paul Gipe

  These tables summarize tariffs for different technologies in different countries, and various states and provinces. The tables may also provide an overview of program details. These tables are...[more]

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Request for Proposals, Bidding, & Tendering: Successful Policy Mechanisms or Multiple Paths to Failure?

April 25, 2011,   by Paul Gipe

  While I've written extensively about feed-in tariffs as a policy mechanism for rapidly developing renewable energy, I've written very little about various forms of bidding systems. There's a...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Feed-in Tariffs or Bidding: How Best to Assign Renewable Contracts

March 9, 2011,   by Toby Couture

Toby Couture on Bidding and Tendering[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Community Power Report Calls for FITs in California

February 23, 2011,   by Paul Gipe

Suggests Feed-in Tariff Design Best Practice[more]

Category: News on Community Power, News on Feed in Tariffs

Feed-in Tariffs Needed After Grid Parity

February 22, 2011,   by Craig Morris

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

George Soros: New Drivers of Green Growth-

November 14, 2010,  

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Feed-in Tariffs for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (Energy Saving)

October 18, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

  While feed-in tariffs are most often associated with the generation and sale of electricity produced by generators using renewable sources of energy, they can also be used to pay for renewable...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Feed-in Tariffs for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (Energy Saving)

October 18, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

  While feed-in tariffs are most often associated with the generation and sale of electricity produced by generators using renewable sources of energy, they can also be used to pay for renewable...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Energy Efficiency & Energy Conservation

Evolution of Feed-in Tariffs

October 6, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

Feed-in tariffs are a generic description of a policy that pays a price, a "tariff", for the electricity generated by renewable sources of energy that is "fed" into or sold to the grid. Policies...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Feed-in Tariff Primers by Paul Gipe

FIT for Cities: Making Renewable Energy a Priority

September 12, 2010,   by Tim Weis

In the absence of provincial or state laws, municipal governments have the opportunity to spur renewable energy development within their region. One of the ways they can do this is through feed-in...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Alberta FIT

Are Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia Moving Toward Feed-in Tariffs?

September 7, 2010,  

An obscure British web site reported that "Both Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia are planning to adopt a feed-in tariff that will promote both the use of and mass acceptance of solar energy within the two...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Abu Dhabi FIT

Deutsche Bank: FiTs Adjust while Delivering Scale in 2010

July 29, 2010,   by Mark Fulton

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Renewables 2010 Global Status Report

July 15, 2010,  

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Fabulous feed in tariffs by David Jacobs

July 7, 2010,   by David Jacobs

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Steven Hill: US Could Learn Plenty from European Energy Policy

July 2, 2010,   by Steven Hill

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

The Next Wave: Feed-in Tariffs for Green or Renewable Heat

June 22, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

The focus of renewable industry analysts is typically on wind and solar electricity generation with occasional consideration of biogas and biomass generation. Few have considered the significant...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Craig Morris: FITs Are Not Only for Solar

June 11, 2010,   by Craig Morris

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Prices for Renewable Energies in Europe

January 1, 2010,   by Doerte Fouquet

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

ISES Calls for Feed-in Tariffs Worldwide

October 16, 2009,  

  The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) has called for the use of feed-in tariffs worldwide at its world congress in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the strongest endorsement yet from...[more]

Category: South Africa FIT, News on Feed in Tariffs

Gipe Receives Canadian Wind Award for Feed-in Tariff Campaign

October 12, 2009,   by Paul Gipe

Long-time renewable energy advocate Paul Gipe was selected by the Canadian Wind Energy Association for its Individual Leadership Award at its 2009 conference in Toronto September 22. The Canadian...[more]

Category: News on Wind Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs, News on Large Wind

Coal Plants Closing, People Owning Their Own Power, Feed-in Tariffs and More

September 13, 2009,   by Paul Gipe

A podcast interview with Paul Gipe

Category: News on Wind Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs, News on Wind Coop

UN's Economic Department Suggests Feed-in Tariffs for Developing World

September 2, 2009,   by Paul Gipe

  The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) issued a policy brief in August that called for new policies to address "Climate Change and the Energy Challenge" including...[more]

Category: News on 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

Rebuttal to Michigan Cooperative Association Attack on Feed-in Tariffs-

August 6, 2009,   by Craig Morris

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Michigan FIT

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

Payback Time

May 19, 2009,  

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Tax Reform and Community Based Renewable Energy

February 5, 2009,   by John Farrell

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Feed-in tariff for energy saving: thinking of the design

January 1, 2009,   by Paolo Bertoldi, European Commission DG JRC,

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

The Gospel of Green (of Hermannn Scheer)

November 12, 2008,   by CBC

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

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

Ecofys: Policy instrument design to reduce financing costs in renewable energy technology projects

October 1, 2008,   by David de Jager and Max Rathmann

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

A Challenge Worthy of Great Nations: Moving from a Nation of Consumers to a Nation of Producers

September 23, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

(ASPO US Sacramento)

Category: News on Wind Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs

Gipe Receives 2008 World Wind Energy Award

July 10, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

The World Wind Energy Association presented its 2008 World Wind Energy Award to Paul Gipe at its 7th annual conference. The trade association also elected Gipe to its board of directors. Gipe shared...[more]

Category: News on Wind Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs

North American Endorsements of Advanced Renewable Tariffs, Feed Laws, and Standard Offer Contracts

July 10, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  Note: This page will no longer be updated. Endorsements have been moved to the Alliance for Renewable Energy's web site.--Paul Gipe   It is becoming increasingly apparent that North America...[more]

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A Harmonized Feed-in System for the EU: Are We Ready to Seize the Opportunity?

June 2, 2008,   by Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Renewable Energy in the U.S.: Sneaking in the Backdoor or Walking Through the Front?

May 28, 2008,   by Michael Hoexter

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

International Solar Energy Society Calls for Feed-in Tariffs

May 7, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) at its spring 2008 board of directors meeting voted to endorse feed-in tariffs. The action was noted on ISES' web site on May 5, 2008. "The...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

The Renewable Electron Economy XIV: Renewable Energy Finance and Feed In Tariffs

March 17, 2008,   by Michael Hoexter

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, USA FIT

Why wind needs feed-in tariffs

March 4, 2008,   by Jérôme Guillet

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Background on the Cost of Generation and the Chabot Profitability Index Method

February 15, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  Renewable Tariffs in Germany, France, and Spain are derived from the cost of generation plus a "reasonable profit". This is quite similar to the concept of "cost recovery" that had been used in...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Renewable Tariff Design & Model Policies

Renewable Tariffs at Progressive Blog Daily Kos

January 7, 2008,  

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Supporting Solar Photovoltaic Electricity: An Argument for Feed-in Tariffs

January 1, 2008,   by EPIA

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Solar Without Limits: Breaking Free from Net Metering

August 8, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

  For more than a decade, senior environmental leaders in North America have been waiting for Germany's renewable energy market to collapse, an expectation tinged with schadenfreude. The...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

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

All Renewables and Renewables for All: Renewable Tariffs for North America

August 6, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

  While Americans are all atwitter as the US Congress makes another run at a nationwide Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), they lose sight of the bigger picture. By definition, an RPS gets us only...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Energy, Ethics and Feed-in Tariffs b

April 30, 2007,   by Miguel Mendonca

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Craig Morris: Energy from Hot Air: Taking a close look at the U.S. & European renewable energy legacies

April 2, 2007,   by Craig Morris

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Gore Calls for Renewable Energy Tariffs

March 22, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

    Gore Calls for National Renewable Energy Tariffs in Congressional Testimony In testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Al Gore called on...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, USA FIT

Interview with Paul Gipe on Feed-In Laws

January 4, 2007,   by Hasan Masum

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

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

The Use of Feed-In Tariffs To Set Fair Power Prices for Renewable Energy Producers

December 4, 2006,   by Mike Holly, Sorgo Fues

  Sorgo Fuels has modified Brazilian sugar cane technology for the low-cost production of ethanol vehicle fuel, cogenerated electricity and heat, and protein feed from sweet sorghum ("Chinese...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, USA FIT

UPI: Germany model for U.S. market?

September 29, 2006,   by STEFAN NICOLA

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Germany FIT, USA FIT

Renewable Energy Tariffs or Standard Offer Contracts: An Historical Time Line

March 2, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

  1983: Standard Offer Contracts introduced in California. Standard Offer No. 4 contracts, which fixed purchase power rates or Feed-In tariffs, were used to build 1,200 MW of wind energy capacity...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Renewable Electricity Generation Policy Mechanisms for the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

February 26, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

Category: New Zealand FIT, News on Feed in Tariffs

Renewable Energy Policy Mechanisms

February 17, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

Renewable Tariffs have proven the most successful mechanism for stimulating investment in renewable electricity generation worldwide. Renewable Tariffs have resulted in more installed generating...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

European Union Policy on Support Schemes for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources

October 18, 2005,   by Volkmar Lauber

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, EU FIT

Advanced Renewable Tariffs & Electricity Feed Laws

August 1, 2005,   by Paul Gipe

  Since 1991 when Germany introduced its ground-breaking Electricity Feed Law, the country has installed more than 16,000 MW of wind generating capacity--more than twice that installed in the United...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Trends Toward & Development of Renewable Energy Tariffs (Electricity Feed Laws) in North America

May 19, 2005,   by Paul Gipe

  February, 2004: The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) launches its campaign for Advanced Renewable Tariffs (ARTs) in Canada's most populous province. March, 2004: OSEA makes...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Are Green Electricity Certificates the Way Forward

April 12, 2005,   by David Toke

Category: Great Britain, News on Feed in Tariffs

The spread of renewable energy feed-in tariffs (REFITs) in the EU

March 21, 2005,   by Mischa Bechberger and Danyel Reiche

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Europe 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

Could Canadians Pave the Way for Renewable Tariffs in North America?

August 29, 2004,   by Paul Gipe

Possibly, says American author Paul Gipe[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Renewable Energy Tariffs: Has Their Day Come?

August 2, 2004,   by Paul Gipe

    The following appeared in an edited verson as an op-ed for SolarAccess.com, an on-line service, on August 23, 2004. The short answer is yes. One doesn't have to look beyond Germany to see...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Smart Generation: Powering Ontario With Renewable Energy

April 1, 2004,   by Paul Gipe

The report, authored by leading experts in the field, summarizes the potential of five sources of renewable energy – wind, hydropower, biomass, geothermal and solar. It analyzes the economic...[more]

Category: News on Wind Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs

Electricity Feed Laws Power European Renewables

December 19, 2003,   by Paul Gipe

Unlike tax credits, feed laws don’t lead to the boom and bust cycle common to the North American wind industry

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Why I Oppose the Production Tax Credit

February 12, 2003,   by Paul Gipe

  Background Since the first National Energy Act, tax credits have been the mechanism used in the United States to subsidize or stimulate wind energy. Through 1985 the tax credits were based on...[more]

Category: News on Wind Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs

Sierra Club (USA)Endorses Electricity Feed Law

June 25, 2002,  

    For immediate release. For more information contact: Paul Craig at +1 925 370 9729, or Paul Gipe at +1 661 325 9590. (Tehachapi, California) The Sierra Club has endorsed the use of a...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, USA FIT

Renewable Energy Governance Systems

July 1, 2001,   by Frede Hvelplund, Aalborg University

  Renewable Energy Governance Systems: A comparison of the "political price-/amount market" model with the "political quota-/certificate price market" system (The German and Danish cases) by Frede...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

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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