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The World's First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

Justin Guay | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

What an RFIT does is adapt the principles that made feed-in tariffs (FITs) wildly successful in Germany and other parts of the world -- including certainty for investors and early stage support for nascent clean energy markets -- to a radically different operating environment.

Value of Solar Tariffs (VOSTs) Are Value of Solar Taxes

Anne Smart | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Anne Smart

The Commission voted to value solar above the retail rate, and to allow solar customers to receive compensation at that rate for the power they produce. It may sound like a sweet deal for solar, but the reality is that VOSTs are a major red flag.

Unleashing Clean Local Energy -- and Doing It Near You

Craig Lewis | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Craig Lewis

By driving the development of local solar capacity at critical points on its grid, LIPA will be able to defer spending hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars on new generation and transmission infrastructure to serve this region.

Los Angeles Is FiT for the Future

Mary Leslie | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Mary Leslie

As a city celebrated for its sunshine and commitment to environmental sustainability, Los Angeles is well-positioned to be a national leader in the burgeoning solar energy field.

An Energy Lesson From Ontario

Craig Lewis | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Craig Lewis

Not surprisingly, Ontario's CLEAN Program has been an energy game changer in the province. In 2003, Ontario generated a meager 15 megawatts (MW) of wind power from just 10 wind turbines. Now, Ontario has more than 2,000 MW of wind power online, generated by more than 1,000 wind turbines.

Germany Has More Solar Power Because Everyone Wins

John Farrell | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
John Farrell

I'm all for pounding the faithless fools of Fox, but let's learn the real secret to German energy engineering and start making democratic energy in America.

Trade Ruling Undermines Efforts to Curb Climate Chaos

Ilana Solomon | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Ilana Solomon

In a deeply troubling decision reported this week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has issued a confidential ruling against Ontario's successful "feed-in tariff" incentives program that is designed to reduce carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs.

The World's Next Hot Solar Power Market May Be Japan

Clint Wilder | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Clint Wilder

Many buildings are going without air conditioning in the hot and humid summer, launching a new business attire called Cool Biz (no jackets and ties) in Japan's traditional buttoned-down business culture.

1.21 Gigawatts! U.S. Finally in the Clean Energy Game

John Farrell | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
John Farrell

In the past five years, a new U.S. renewable energy policy has quietly grown more popular, enabling enough solar power (1.21 gigawatts!) to send Michael J. Fox Back to the Future.

A Cost Effective Solution to Building Stable Clean Energy Markets

Araceli Ruano | Posted 06.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Araceli Ruano

On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council approved the LA Feed-in Tariff program also known as CLEAN LA. The program will serve as a powerful tool for economic development by creating thousands of local green jobs.

Is Nuclear Energy a Fuel with a Future?

Andy Mannle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

Without a major breakthrough, it seems safe to say nuclear will never be cheaper than coal or natural gas; nor will it be as safe, clean, and attractive to consumers and investors as renewables.

Will Germany Phase out Solar? Don't Bet on It

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Germany regularly cuts its feed-in tariffs for renewable energy. The cuts cause anxiety in the solar world, but generally don't lead to a panic because of the measured, reasonable actions taken by the government.

Green News Report: September 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Primaries ar...

German Solar Rides Power Surge to a Win

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Starting in 2010, there will be a gradual reduction in the FIT rate for new solar installations every year (with uncertainty about exact impacts of the new government).

Promise of New Renewable Energy Agency in Peril?

Lily Riahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lily Riahi

After three decades of resistance, the first and only intergovernmental agency to focus solely on renewable energy development is finally ready to launch on July 1st.

Vermont Law Makes Energy At Home More Profitable

Chelsea Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This means that energy users who create their own renewable energy--be it through solar panels, wind turbines, or biogas--will get paid competetive ra...

Americans Wouldn't Want To Be Like Them! (Oh, Yeah?)

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frances Moore Lappe

No culture can expect to look to another for answers, wholesale. But wouldn't it be tragic if we let mindless labels and manipulated stereotypes block us from inspiration and practical ideas just because they arise elsewhere?

How Vermont And Gainesville Could Revolutionize US Energy

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

H. 446 is the first legislation calling for a full system of advanced renewable tariffs in the US to pass the legislature and become law. The bill inc...