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U.S. Feed-In Tariff News


RIP FITs: As US feed-in tariffs fade, adopting elements could spur solar growth; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Jul 18, 2016

FIT Pays: Rooftop Solar Progam Delivers Dividends for Business Owners; Los Angeles Business Council Institute, Apr 29, 2016

At 16.4 MW, largest U.S. rooftop solar array will utilize LA muni's feed-in-tariff; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, May 3, 2016

Palo Alto to solarize city-owned parking structures and enhance EV deployment; J. Valentine, CLEAN Coalition, Mar 29, 2016

Battle brews over Palo Alto's solar-energy program; Gennady Sheyner, Palo Alto Weekly, Mar 25, 2016

One View: Feed-in tariff would solve solar fight; Bob Tregilus, Reno Gazette Journal, Feb 12, 2016



Got A Couple Spare Megawatts? Call PSEG; InnovateLI, Dec 23, 2015

Feed-in Tariff Solves Net Metering Problems; Douglas Hunter, The Energy Times Oct 6, 2015

Is California's Net Metering 2.0 a Solar Tax Risk?; Jeff St. John, greentechSolar, Sep 21, 2015

Big Island's Hawaiian Ocean View Estates to get major solar farm; Duane Shimogawa, Pacific Business News, Aug 12, 2015

Short staffing at LADWP blamed for slow solar rollout; Jed Kim, 89.3 KPCC, Mar 27, 2015

Where's the Solar? How Los Angeles Can Utilize All Those Empty Rooftops; Tam Hunt, GreenTech Media, Feb 26, 2015



Farmers Find New Cash Crop: Renewable Energy; Daniel Cusick, Scientific American, Nov 26, 2014

Feed-In Tariffs: A Tool for Increasing Economic Equality in the US?; Tam Hunt, greentech: solar, Oct 28, 2014

NIPSCO files Settlement Agreement for Voluntary Feed-in Tariff (VFIT) in Indiana; Laura Arnold, IndianaDG, Oct 14, 2014

Saving California's Small-Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Market; Tam Hunt, greentechSolar, Oct 9, 2014

Austin, Texas Passes a New Law Making Solar a 'Default' Generation Resource; Stephen Lacey, greentechSolar, Aug 29, 2014

Does LADWP Want to Charge Solar Customers For Grid Access?; Chris Clarke, kcet.org, Jul 10, 2014

An Enormous Question for 'Solar Choice'; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, April 9, 2014

The Value of Solar: Old Wine in New Bottles; Toby D. Couture, E3 Analytics, May 12, 2014

How to Phase Out Incentives and Grow Solar Energy; John Farrell, Grist, May 5, 2014

As feed-in tariff takes a backseat, solar industry adjusts; Anthony Clark, The Gainesville Sun (via wind-works.or), April 26, 2014

Major New Distributed Generation Bill Introduced in Rhode Island General Assembly; Jerry Elmer, Conservation Law Foundation, February 28, 2014

Rep. Pierce introduces feed-in tariff (FIT) bill during 2014 Indiana General Assembly; Laura Arnold, Indiana Distributed Energy Alliance, January 15, 2014

LIPA Announces FiT for Non-Solar Renewables; via John Farrell, Institute for Energy Self-Reliance, January 2014



Time to Break Free of Net-Metering; We Need a "FIT" Policy for Renewable Energy to Soar; Paul Gipe, National Geographic Blog, December 26, 2013

City Commission will not add to feed-in tariff in 2014; Christopher Curry, Gainseville.com/The Gaineseville Sun, December 19, 2013

Fort Collins to Launch Limited Commercial Solar Feed-in Tariff 10 kW-1,000 kW; City of Fort Collins Utilities, July 18, 2013

Los Angeles Kicks Off Solar FIT Program; SI Staff, Solar Industry Magazine, June 27, 2013

Will Virginia's feed-in tariff work?; Todd Griset, Energy Policy Update, May 31, 2013

Feed-in tariff: A policy tool encouraging deployment of renewable electricity technologies; US Energy Information Administration, May 30, 2013

Minnesota Is a Governor's Signature Away from 450MW of Solar; Annie Lappé Erin Ruccolo, Justin Fay, greentechmedia.com, May 17, 2013

Toby Couture's Comments on LA's 50 MW Feed-in Tariff Addition; Toby Couture, wind-works.org, April 19, 2013

Opportunities Forsaken: The Iraq War and Renewable Energy; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, April 8, 2013

Maine Introduces Feed-in Tariff Legislation; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, March 26, 2013

The Making of a Midwestern Solar Energy Standard; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, March 14, 2013

Feed-in Tariff Breakthrough in Iowa?; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, March 12, 2013

A Bright Future for the CLEAN LA Solar Program; John Bernhardt, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, February 22, 2013

50 projects picked for feed-in tariff; residential capacity still available; Christopher Curry, Gainesville.com, February 20, 2013

Why a Smart FIT is Not Very Smart Policy at All; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, February 19, 2013

New York Solar Market Shows Significant Promise for 2013; Anna Noucas, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, February 11, 2013

Rhode Island Feed-in Tariff Schedule Announced for 2013; Jessica Robbins, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, February 8, 2013

Feed-in-tariff spurs solar power on Long Island; Bob Ciesielski, Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club, January 31, 2013

LA's new feed-in tariffs in context; Craig Morris, Renewables International, January 22, 2013

LADWP Board Approves 100MW FiT; Jim Jenal, Run on Sun Founder's Blog, January 11, 2013

Is Your Utility Ready? New Report Says Local Solar Could Power 10% of Country in 10 Years; John Farrell, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, January 4, 2013

Gainesville, FL: Solar Feed-in-tariff Program Guidelines; Gainesville Regional Utility, January 1, 2013


FITs on national US television; Craig Morris, Renewables International, December 13, 2012

Why FITs are Fairer than Tax-Credits and Net-Metering; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, November 30, 2012

Beyond carbon policy: A national feed-in tariff; Chris Nelder, November 14, 2012

How New England Can Eliminate Oil Use For Single Family Homes for Less Than We're Spending on Solar PV; Chris Williams, HeatSpring/RenewableEnergyWorld.com, November 8, 2012

A better (more cost effective) mousetrap? How much do U.S. tax benefits cost per kWh of solar production?; Michael Mendelsohn, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, October 19, 2012

Feed-In-Tariff Slowly Catches on in the U.S.; Critical Systems, Inc, October 4, 2012

View: Renewable Energy Too Important to be Dismissed; Al Rosen, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, September 27, 2012

View: California Newspaper Gets the Facts Wrong on Renewable Energy; Tam Hunt, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, September 26, 2012

California Community Solar Bill Dies; Tom Jackson, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, September 10, 2012

California Environmental Justice Alliance; Sponsors of CA AB1990, Solar for All

Palo Alto, Calif. Had a Solar Feed-In Tariff and Nobody Came; Eric Wesoff, greentechSolar,
August 2, 2012

LIPA Board of Trustees Approve First Feed-In Tariff Program in New York State; Long Island Power Authority Press Release, June 28, 2012

Native Americans Endorse Feed-in Tariffs for Oregon: Move Seen as Significant in US' Pacific Northwest; Paul Gipe, June 11, 2012

Vermont Ups Feed-in Tariff Program Cap Slightly: May Introduce "Auctions" or "Other Procurement Mechanisms"; Paul Gipe, May 22, 2012

California Feed-in Tariff for Poor Communities Passes Assembly; Paul Gipe, May 31, 2012

Who Has the Most Cost-Effective Solar Feed-in Tariff?; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, May 4, 2012

Los Angeles Set To Launch a Feed-in Tariff Program; Ucilia Wang, RenewableEnergyWorld.com Contributor, April 4, 2012

L.A. Council shines light on solar power; Rick Orlov, Daily News Los Angeles, April 3, 2012

Rooftop Revolution: Changing Everything with Cost-Effective Local Solar; John Farrell, Energy Self-Reliant States, March 6, 2012

Community Choice Aggregation Lets Cities Buy (Cleaner and Local) Electricity in Bulk; John Farrell, Renewable Energy World, February 22, 2012

Ground-truth: Do We Need To Destroy the Desert To Fight Climate Change?; Ceal Smith, Renwewable Energy World, February 16, 2012

Clearing Up the Record on Solar Energy on Public Lands; Johanna Wald, Renewable Energy World, February 14, 2012

Feed-In Tariff for PV in Palo Alto, Calif. Imminent; Eric Wesoff, greentechSolar, February 13, 2012

Iowa Considering Feed-in Tariffs; Paul Gipe, Contributor, Renewable Energy World, February 8, 2012

California's Solar Gold Rush: Feed-In Tariffs and Complicated Politics; Herman K. Trabish, greentech:media, February 8, 2012

What do Rhode Island, Feed-in Tariffs, CREST, and Soccer All Have in Common?; Travis Louder, submitted to NREL January 19, 2012
(Note: See NREL report and a link to the CREST tool used to determine Rhode Island FIT rates)


Google's Solar Flair: $94 Million Investment in PV Projects; Stephen Lacey, Renewable Energy World, Dec 21, 2011

Bigger Subsidies Make Bigger Solar a Bad Bet; John Farrell, Renewable Energy World, Dec 19, 2011

Snapshot of Feed-in Tariffs around the World in 2011; Paul Gipe, Renewable Energy World Contributor, October 6, 2011
Comprehensive, up-to-date summary of the basics of FIT policy and how it's being applied worldwide including current tariff rates

Rhode Island Posts Proposed Tariffs, Meets Deadline; Paul Gipe, Renewable Energy World Contributor, October 3, 2011

Rhode Island Rapidly Implementing Feed-in Tariffs for Distributed Generation; Paul Gipe, Renewable Energy World Contributor, September 15, 2011

Monopoly Energy or Energy Democracy?; Ceal Smith, Renewable Communities Alliance,
September 7, 2011

As Journalists Cover Record Spikes in Electricity Demand, Why Are They Ignoring Solar PV; Stephen Lacy, August 12, 2011 (Climate Progress)

Challenges Ahead: Brown's 12,000 MW Local Renewables Target; Commentary by Al Weinrub, August 10, 2011

How to Design Feed-in Tariffs in the USA without Fear of Federal Preemption; Paul Gipe, August 10, 2011

Design FITS without Fear of Preemption; Jen Gleason (Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide/ELAW), July 25, 2011

Germany Passes New Renewable Energy Law for 2012; by Paul Gipe, July 22, 2011 (Increased RE targets; Increased payments for select technologie;, Standard degression for land-based wind and solar PV)

Should California Simply Adopt German Solar Tariffs?; Paul Gipe, Renewable Energy World Contributor, July 8, 2011

Gainesville, Florida Becomes a World Leader in Solar; John Farrell, Renewable Energy World, Jan 6, 2011

Federal Tax Credits May Handcuff Energy Development; John Farrell, Renewable Energy World,
Jan 4, 2012


Implementing the Gainesville Feed-in Tariff by John Crider, Gainesville Regional Utility

FERC Decision Boosts Renewables: Federal Regulatorís Ruling Makes the Price Paid to Renewable Energy Producers More Competitive; by Herman K. Trabish, GreenTechMedia-10/28/2010

FERC Clarifies California Feed-in Tariff Procedures; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission News Release, 10/21/2010

Sierra Club California Urges Increasing Solar PV 30 Times with FITs; Paul Gipe, 04/14/2010

Solar PV in Los Angeles: The Emperor has No Clothes, Says UCLA; Paul Gipe, 04/08/2010

Michigan Institute Calls for Feed-In Tariffs at Municipal Utilit; Paul Gipe, 04/02/2010

Indiana Legislator Introduces Feed-in Tariff Bill; Paul Gipe, 01/08/2010

Wisconsin First in Midwest to Introduce Feed-in Tariff Bill in 2010;Paul Gipe, 01/07/2010


Committee Chairs Propose Wisconsin Feed-in Tariff Legislation; Paul Gipe, 12/16/2009

New York Solar Energy Society Calls for Feed-in Tariffs; Paul Gipe, 11/11/2009

Solar Alliance Takes Positive Position on Feed-in Tariffs; Paul Gipe, 10/20/2009

Hawaii "Feed-in tariff" decision to open clean energy market; Paul Gipe, 04/28/2009


Home-Grown Juice: Why thesunny, windy United States is so far behind calm, cloudy German in renewable electricity production; Craig Morris and Nathan Hopkins, World Watch, May/June 2008

Feed-in Tariffs: A Regulatory Tool; Lois Barber, EnergyBiz, May/June 2008


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