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World Feed-In Tariff News

2013

Penetration of Renewable Energy in Selected Markets; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, May 15, 2013

Ontario Loses WTO Appeal: What Happens Next?; Mark Bissegger, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, May 15, 2013

Fighting Blackouts: Japan Residential PV and Energy Storage Market Flourishing; Junko Movellan, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, May 14, 2013

Russian Renewable Energy Law Could Significantly Boost Clean Energy But Obstacles Remain; Linas Jegelevicius, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, May 8, 2013

Canada loses WTO appeal in renewable energy case; Reuters, May 6, 2013

Fforde on Feed-in Tariffs: Literary Use of "Feed-in Tariffs" Comes of Age; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, May 1, 2013

Energy Transition: The German Energiewende; Information from Germany for North American readers, on the Energiewende

Wyhl: the birthplace of energy democracy; Craig Morris, Renewables International, April 15, 2013

Feed-in tariffs ready to make Japan world No. 2 solar market after China; Chisaki Watanabe, Bloomberg, April 10, 2013

Germany's solar-power success: Too much of a good thing?; Andrew Curry, grist, April 1, 2013

2012 German Nuclear & Gas-Fired Generation Falls Further While Renewables Grow; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, Mar 17, 2013

Japan's Plan for 10% Solar Price Cut Retains Boom Incentive; Chisaki Watanabe, Bloomberg, March 13, 2013 (via RenewableEnergyWorld.com)

The Evolution of Feed in Tariffs in Germany, Spain, and France—a Review; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, March 6, 2013

REvision2013 - Creating a New Renewable Energy Future: Conference Presenations; Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF), February 26, 2013

Feed-in tariffs for photovoltaics: What Lomborg gets wrong; Craig Morris, Renewables International, February 22, 2012

Onshore Wind Drives Germany's Renewables Revolution, but Is It Too Much of a Good Thing?; Paul Hockenos, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, February 14, 2013

Macquarie says rooftop solar juggernaut is unstoppable; Giles Parkinson, REneweconomy, February 12, 2013

Germany Has More Solar Power Because Everyone Wins; John Farrell, Instutute for Local Self-Reliance, February 11, 2013

German Ministries Clashing Over Renewable Subsidies; Joseph de Weck, Bloomberg, February 11, 2013 (via RenewableEnergyWorld.com)

France publishes PV FIT bonus details; Oliver Ristau, pv magazine, February 4, 2013

FITs Most Successful Policy for Developing Wind Energy—GWEC Says; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, February 1, 2013

7,604 MWp: Another Solar Record in 2012 Triggers 2.2% Feed-in Tariff Reduction From February; Matthias Lang, German Energy Blog, February 1, 2013

Greece Sees Impressive Solar PV Growth Despite Banking Crisis; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, January 31, 2013

Doubts About RPS as Renewable Policy Grow; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, January 31, 2013

Japan's Solar Tariff May Drop 12% as Costs Sink, BNEF Estimates; Chisaki Watanabe, Bloomberg,
January 22, 2013 (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)

Ohio solar project hit with setback while Ontario boosts renewable power; Steve Bennish, Dayton Daily News, January 22, 2013

BERC moves to set Feed-in-Tariff for renewable energy firms (Bangladesh); The Financial Express, January 20, 2013
[NOTE: The article incorectly states that the US has a FIT; while several states and municipalities either have or are working to establish FIT programs, there is no national policy at this time. See Beyond carbon policy: A national feed-in tariff by Chris Nelder, Nov., 2012 for a look at how President Obama could accelerate that change though.]

Germany's green revolution; Need to Know, PBS Video, January 18, 2013 (9:15 min)

Ontario Phases Out Coal-Fired Power; Christa Marshall, Scientific American, January 11, 2013

U.S. Plans Meeting to Discuss How Nations Can Meet Climate Aid Commitments; Lisa Friedman, Scientific American, January 10, 2013

435 MWp of New Solar Capacity in November 2012 – More Than 32 GWp Total; German Energy Blog, January 3, 2013

2012

Japanese Corporations Seek To Profit from Renewable Energy Generation; Masumi Suga, Bloomberg, December 31, 2012

Is It Crunch Time for Canada's Wind Sector?; Richard Baillie, Contributor, December 27, 2012

Europe's Energy Transformation, and Why We're Being Left in the Dust; Christian Roselund, Truthout, December 12, 2012

Jordan Adopts Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs--and Shelves Nuclear; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, December 11, 2012

Italy Abandons RPS - Adopts System of Feed-in Tariffs; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, December 5, 2012

The WTO vs. Ontario: Addressing the Bigger Picture of Trade and Renewable Energy; Vince Font, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, October 29, 2012

British NGOs Propose Precedent-Setting Feed-in Tariffs for Energy Efficiency; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, October 18, 2012

How Grid Parity (Among Other Fallacies) Almost Killed The Solar Industry...; Paula Mints, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, October 12, 2012

Debate Continues in Germany over Cost to Ratepayers for Renewable Energy Incentives; Stefan Nicola and Tino Andresen, Bloomberg, October 12, 2012

Germany Plans Cap on Renewables, Energy Switch to Save $736 Billion by 2050; Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg, October 11, 2012

How the German System of Feed-in Tariffs is More Egalitarian than the US System of Tax Subsidies; Jeffrey Michel, wind-works.org, October 10, 2012

More energy from renewable sources by 2015; Premalatha Jayaraman, the Sundaily, October 11, 2012

Non Conventional Renewable Energy Tariff Announcement; Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, October 8, 2012

City Utilities Push Germany's Switch to Renewables; Robin Yapp, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, October 4, 2012

German Coal-Fired Generation of Electricity Falls While Renewable Generation Rises; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, October 3, 2012

Japan to Create Guidelines on Methane-Fueled Power Generation; Power Industry News, 2012

Ontario's green energy revolution started with a single turbine; David Dodge, Troy Media, September 10, 2012

Mauritius Closes Expanded Feed-in Tariff Program after Reaching Target; Paul Gipe, Wind-Works.org, August 27, 2012

Feed-in Tariffs Do More for Wind at Less Cost to Ratepayers than RPS Says German Agency; Paul Gipe, September 9, 2012

Italian Solar Generation Surpasses Wind for First Time; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, August 30, 2012

Mauritius Closes Expanded Feed-in Tariff Program after Reaching Target; Paul Gipe, August 27, 2012

Good year for farmers making solar power; CBC News (Ottawa), August 13, 2012

From Global Pariah to Green Giant: Does Germany Hold a Key to Our Sustainable Future?; Francis Moore Lappe, Huff Post Green, August 10, 2012

Ontario Power Authority: Final documents for Version 2 of the FIT Program are now available; OPA, August 10, 2012

Energy Cooperatives invest 800 Million Euros in Energy System Transformation in Germany; By BSW-Solar, German Solar Industry Association

German Village Achieves Energy Independence… And Then Some; BioCycle, August 2011

Poland–European Bastion of Neoliberalsim–Moving to Feed-in Tariffs; Paul Gipe, August 7, 2012

Getting the German picture right; Craig Morris, Renewables International, July 17, 2012

Japan Approves Feed in Tariffs; Paul Gipe, June 21, 2012

Last Weekend, Half of Germany Was Running on Solar Power; Brian Merchant, May 28, 2012

Saudi Arabia Launches Massive Renewable Program with Hybrid FITs; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, May 14, 2012

Bundesrat forces review of slashed solar FITs; Craig Morris, Renewables International, May 13, 2011

Saudi Arabia Unveils $100 Billion Plan to Make Solar 'A Driver for Domestic Energy for Years to Come'; Stephen Lacey, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, May 11, 2012

Ontario Feed-in Tariff Prices Drop, Germans Pay Much Less; John Farrell, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, May 7, 2012

Guest Post: UK Solar Feed-In Tariffs—Debunking the Myths; Dane Cross, greentechMedia, May 3, 2012

Japanese Proposed Tariffs Submitted; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, May 3, 2012

US Re-takes Lead in Clean Energy Race from China — But Not for Long; Tom Konrad, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, April 20, 2012

German solar juggernaut rolls on despite tariff cuts; James Holloway, ars technica, April 5, 2012

Lots of Solar Power May Reduce, Not Increase, Electricity Prices; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, April 4, 2012

Subsidies Are Not Forever; David Appleyard, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, April 4, 2012

Germans Revise Solar PV Tariffs for 2012 and Set New Degression Schedule; Paul Gipe, March 30, 2012

UK FiT Adjustments Back On Track After Supreme Court Rejection; James Montgomery, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, March 27, 2012

Why power generators are terrified of solar; Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy, March 27, 2012

Ontario Slashes FiT for Solar, Wind; Renewable Energy World Editors, March 22, 2012

German Policy Could Make Solar in America "Wunderbar"; John Farrell, March 20, 2012

Japan's Renewables FiT Risks Delay, but Megasolar Plans Still Moving Ahead; James Montgomery, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, March 19, 2012

The German switch from nuclear to renewables – myths and facts; Craig Morris, Renewables International, March 9, 2012

Is the End of Renewables Nigh as Fukushima Anniversary Nears?; Paul Gipe, March 8, 2012

London council estates get solar revamp: Brixton & Westminster solar schemes aim to help reduce energy bills for tenants in social housing; Jessica Shankleman, BusinessGreen, March 1, 2012

Comments On Spain's Recent Renewable Energy Policy Decision; Diane Moss & Angelina Galiteva, Renewables 100 Policy Institute, Renewable Energy World, February 17, 2012

Clearing Up the Facts About Solar In Germany; Diane Moss & Angelina Galiteva, Renewables 100 Policy Institute, Renewable Energy World, February 16, 2012

Nova Scotia Positioning itself as a Global Leader in Tidal Energy; Nova Scotia Department of Energy, February 14, 2012

Ontario Post Election: Is the Financing Market Ready?; Andrew Kinross and Jonathan Weisz, Renewable Energy World, February 9, 2012

2011

22+ GWp power generation in the hands of German citizens; Karl-Heinz Remmers, pv magazine, December 23, 2011

U.S. Climate Negotiator Calls for Feed-in Tariffs; John Farrell, Energy Self-Reliant States, December 7, 2011

New British & Malaysian FIT Programs Launch: World First--British Feed-in Tariffs for Renewable Heat and Solar DHW Tariff Scheduled for Fall 2012; Malaysia Seeks 1,250 MW of Solar Photovoltaics by 2020; Paul Gipe, Dec 4, 2011

America and Germany Getting Their Clean Energy Just Desserts; John Farrell, Renewable Energy World, December 2, 2011

Feed-in Tariffs: The Proven Road NOT Taken…Why?; Peter Lynch, Renewable Energy World Contributor, November 23, 2011

Feed-in Tariffs Best to Deal with Climate Change Says IPCC Working Group III Renewables; Paul Gipe, Renewable Energy World Contributor, November 8, 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

Nova Scotia Community Feed-in Tariffs To Launch September 19th; Paul Gipe, Renewable Energy World Contributor, September 13, 2011

BDEW:German Renewable Electricity Supply Eceeds 20% in First Half of 2011; Dr Matthias Lang & Dr. U. Mutschler, German Energy Blog, Aug 29, 2011

Japan Feed-in Tariff Policy Becomes Law: Japan Plans 30,000 MW of New Renewables in 10 Years; Paul Gipe, Aug 27, 2011

Ernst & Young Find Fixed Feed-in Tariffs Attractive: Warns against FITs Based on Premiums above the Wholesale Cost; by Paul Gipe, 08/16/11

Deutsche Bank Examines German PV FITs: Gives Germany "Best-in-Class" Rating for Transparency, Longevity, & Certainty; Renewables to Contribute 217 TWh in 2020; by Paul Gipe, 08/15/11

Germany Passes New Renewable Energy Law for 2012: Ups Renewable Energy Target Between 35% and 40%; Raises Payments for Biomass, Geothermal, & Offshore Wind; Applies Standard Degression to Wind on Land and Solar PV; by Paul Gipe, 07/22/11

Congressional Testimony of Elliot Diringer on the Global Climate Talks and U.S. Action; VP for Interntaional Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, May 25, 2011

Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race?, Tom Konrad, Renewable Energy World, April 18, 2011

Feed-in Tariffs or Bidding: How Best to Assign Renewable Contracts, by Toby Couture E3 Analytics, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, March 11, 2011

2010

Ontario Awards Feed-in Tariff Contracts for $9 Billion in Private Investment; Paul Gipe, April 8, 2010

What's New on Feed-In Tariff; Paul Gipe, March 30, 2010

Britain Launches Comprehensive System of Feed-in Rates; Paul Gipe, February 1, 2010

2010 French Tariffs Raise Price for Solar, Geothermal, and Biomass; Paul Gipe, January 30, 2010

2009

Ontario's 8 MW of Power to the People; Paul Gipe, December 17, 2009

Malaysia Proposes Comprehensive FITs for 2011; Paul Gipe, December 10, 2009

SEMIconductor Manufacturers: FITs Best for Solar PV; Paul Gipe, December 7, 2009

What's New on Feed-in Tariffs-Serbia Issues Decree on Feed-in Tariffs; Paul Gipe, December 7, 2009

Ontario Will Pay Farmers 14.5 cents per kWh for Their Wind Generation; Paul Gipe, November 30, 2009

Ontario Feed-In Tariffs Rapidly Creating Solar Jobs: Provocative Report Says Cost only a "Donut per Month"; Paul Gipe, November 23, 2010

What's New on Feed-in Tariffs; Paul Gipe, November 2, 2009

Clinton Climate Initiative Focuses on the South African Sun; Simply Green, October 27, 2009

ISES Calls for Feed-in Tariffs Worldwide; Paul Gipe, October 16, 2009

What's New; Paul Gipe, October 12, 2009

Ontario Rockets to Top Ten of Solar PV in North America; Paul Gipe, October 6, 2009

India's 1.1 Billion Move to Feed-in Tariffs; Paul Gipe, September 30, 2009

2007

Germany sets shining example in providing a harvest for the world; Ashley Seager, The Guardian, July 23, 2007

 

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