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Bringing Renewable Energy Home Conference

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Apr 13, 2009 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/bringing-renewable-energy-home-conference/

A conference held on January 9, 2009, in Northfield, MN – View Agenda

ILSR held this feed-in tariff conference to help bring visibility to this policy tool to people and organizations in the Midwest.  The meeting was attended by approximately 120 people -from regulators and legislators to renewable energy developers and activists.

  • We learned how cities, counties, non-profits and more individuals can become owners of renewable energy projects
  • We saw how renewable energy can promote more economic development
  • We discovered how developing renewable energy can be made more simple

 

Presentations:

  • Paul Gipe, the North American expert gives his excellent tutorial – Download Presentation [pdf]
  • Willi Voigt, shares his experience with implementing feed-in tariffs in Germany and their stunning success – Download Presentation [pdf]
  • Wilson Rickerson llustrates the spreading wave of feed-in tariff legislation – Download Presentation [pdf]
  • John Farrell (ILSR) – discussion on economics including social cost, taypayer v. ratepayer subsidies, ownership, dispersed generation – Download Presentation [pdf]
  • Arne Kildegaard (Univ. of MN) – discussion on economics including social cost, taypayer v. ratepayer subsidies, ownership, dispersed generation – Download Presentation [pdf]
  • Frank Fredrickson (MN Power) – discusses the utility perspective – Download Presentation [pdf]
  • Betsy Engelking (Xcel Energy) – discusses the utility perspective – Download Presentation [pdf]
  • Ralph Jacobson (IPS-Solar) – gives a solar industry perspective – Download Presentation [pdf]
  • Lowell Rassmussen (Univ. of Minnesota) – discusses the challenges of Community based energy development – Download Presentation [pdf]

Additional Information

Visit our Feed-in Tariffs for Renewable Energy page for more resources and information on this topic

 

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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power. More

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