What's New on Feed-in Tariffs
March 30, 2010
By Paul Gipe
- UPI: German renewable industry booming-- Countering Germany's overall economic trend, the renewable energy industry boomed in 2009, supplying more than 10 percent of the country's energy for the first time. "We have made delightful progress," German Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen (CDU) said. . .
- BMU: Development of renewable energy sources in Germany 2009--Official statistics on the German Renewable Energy Industry in 2009 . . .
- Presentation by Paul Gipe on Farm Power: Renewable Tariffs for a Rural Revolution, FARE, March 26, 2010
- Solar Energy Foes Try to 'Block' Sun by Trip Van Noppen, President, Earthjustice--In Hawaii, for example, Earthjustice is taking on a blatant effort by the state's largest utility to block homes and businesses from installing rooftop solar panels, a move that could strangle Hawaii's burgeoning homegrown solar industry, prevent residents and businesses from saving money, and keep the state addicted to imported oil. . .
- Hawaiian Utility Fights Solar Industry Over Private Installations--Another project under consideration is a feed-in tariffs program like those already running in Europe; customers who produce more power than they need through solar installations would feed it back into the grid and earn money for that electricity. . .
- Advanced Renewable Tariffs (ARTs): a catalyst for Wisconsin renewable energy growth? By Gary Radloff Director of Midwest Energy Policy Analysis, Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative
- Voice of America: US Considers European Approach to Energy Independence--Feed-in tariff program relies on funding from electricity users, not taxpayers . . .
- Business Week: Japan Proposes Wind, Geothermal Power Feed-in Tariff--Utilities may have to buy renewable power at between 15 yen (17 cents) and 20 yen a kilowatt hour, according to a report released in Tokyo today. The incentive program would run for between 10 and 20 years, it said. . .
This feed-in tariff news update is partially supported by the Jan & David Blittersdorf Foundation in cooperation with the Institute for Local Self Reliance. The views expressed are those of Paul Gipe and are not necessarily those of the sponsors.