What Renewable Energy Policy Works Best? Feed-in tariffs

Date: 5 Oct 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 1 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Feed-in tariffs are responsible for two-thirds of the world’s wind power (64 percent) and almost 90 percent of the world’s solar power.  With simplified grid connections, long term contracts and attractive prices for development, that’s policy that works.

Click to see more of our feed-in tariff (also known as CLEAN Contracts in the U.S.) coverage on Energy Self-Reliant States or see some of our other work on the subject:

Feed-in Tariffs in America: Driving the Economy with Renewable Energy Policy that Works

Pricing CLEAN Contracts for Solar PV in the U.S.

Source for pie charts: Jacobs, David.  Applicability of the German FIT to the Taiwanese policy framework.  (Presentation to the International Symposium on Germany’s Renewable Energy Development and Power-purchasing Policy Trends, Taipei, Taiwan, 9/28/11). 

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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.