renewable energy feed-in tariff Articles

  • Feed-in Tariffs: the energy saving option

    Energy saving feed-in tariffs (ESFITs) are a relatively new concept and are designed to use the same principles as Feed in Tariffs for renewable energy (REFITs) They offer a promising way of improving electricity efficiency and reducing electricity demand, thereby decreasing carbon emissions The Electricity Market Reform proposals which form part of the 2012 Energy Bill provide a bias ...

  • How feed-in-tariffs kick-started renewable energy generation

    Since the feed-in-tariffs came into force on 1st April renewable energy generation has become within the reach of far more people than ever ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Are solar farms threatening feed-in-tariffs?

    A Government review is expected to clarify how feed-in-tariff will proceed without undermining confidence in the PV industry. A government announcement is expected this week on the fate of the feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme, with a review of the policy, originally planned for 2012. This has been brought forward in response to an increasing number of solar farms being granted planning permission. ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Feed-in Tariffs will boost the UK solar market

    Feed-in Tariff launch will boost the solar market, reports Envido. A new report predicts feed-in tariffs will trigger a five-fold increase of the solar market but will require further investments, reports Envido. A new report from consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers titled “On the brink of a bright future?” predicts that the launch of feed-in tariffs in the UK will trigger a ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Excel Database of State Wise Feed-In Tariffs of Power Generating Sources-2014

    This is a Data report which provides the information for on: States Covered: Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West ...

  • Green ergonomics and green economics: the effect of feed–in tariff schemes on user behaviours and attitudes towards energy consumption

    On 1 April 2010 the UK government introduced 'feed–in tariff' (FIT) legislation to provide incentives for small–scale renewable energy generation, particularly by residential home–owners. This paper investigates the existing knowledge base to consider if living in a property with on–site renewable energy generation may affect user attitudes and behaviours. This knowledge is interpreted from an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global Renewable Energy Market Analysis

        Europe, previously the largest renewable energy market in the world for many years, has recently been overtaken by Asia-Pacific. Under the European Union’s (EU) Renewables Directive, member states are committed to national targets that increase the share of renewable energy in their consumption by 2020. In October 2014, the EU adopted climate conservation ...

  • 4 lessons in renewable energy planning: The Philippine Experience

    When it comes to renewable energy, the Philippines is one of the world’s more ambitious countries. The country set out to triple its share of renewable energy by 2030 based on 2010 levels. The Philippines has one of Asia’s highest electricity rates, in part due to high costs of importing fossil fuels. Enhancing the country’s energy security and keeping power costs down have been ...

  • Policy support for renewable energy continues to grow and evolve

    Throughout much of the world, support policies for renewable energy technologies have increased dramatically over the last decade. Historically, policy design has evolved from supporting research and development in the 1970s and 1980s to today’s focus on technology deployment and market development. Starting in the mid-2000s, deployment-focused policies have been enacted at a rapid pace, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Renewable energy from the ocean and tides: A viable renewable energy resource in search of a suitable regulatory framework

    Ocean energy technology involves a range of engineering technologies that are able to obtain energy from the ocean using a variety of conversion mechanisms. Over the past few years there has been significant progress towards the development of commercial scale operations of ocean energy, especially hydrokinetic energy (where the energy of ocean (or fluvial) currents and tides is captured by ...

  • Energy support measures and their impact on innovation in the renewable energy sector in Europe

    Governments support energy production and consumption in order to meet social, economic and environmental objectives, and they have been doing so for decades. In times of economic crisis, public budgets and household incomes come under pressure. At the same time, countries need to kick‑start their economies by creating new employment opportunities in emerging industries such as the ...

  • Renewable energy and the green economy: Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009

    Ontario's Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (the 'Act') received Royal Assent on May 14, 2009. The Act's aim is to foster the growth of renewable energy projects, promote a green economy and energy conservation and to encourage the efficient use of energy. Its scope equals its intended impact on Ontario's energy sector: both are substantial. To realize its objects, the Act creates the ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Between populism and price increases: Who will pay for the cost of renewable energy?

    As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors. It was not too long ago that the World Bank and other international financial institutions were drawing attention to the soaring debt levels of developing country utilities. In order for feed-in tariffs or other ...

  • The right mix: the Philippines achieving its renewable energy goals

    The global energy system is undergoing a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There are clear signs that the pace of change is accelerating. 2009 was the second year in a row that more money was invested worldwide in renewable electricity generation projects than in fossil fuel-powered plants, according to data published by the United Nations. Developing countries, especially in ...

  • Is the fit right? Considering technological maturity in designing renewable energy policy

    Recent studies suggest that the United States can greatly expand its deployment of renewable energy resources beyond current levels. This would reduce emissions of harmful pollutants and enhance energy security by diversifying the nation’s domestic energy supply. This brief describes a number of policy tools that can be employed to drive investment in renewable energy technologies and ...

  • Renewable policy in a competitive environment: key issues

    This paper focuses on renewable policy and how the increasing number of renewable technologies can be integrated into liberalised markets for power generation and CO2 reduction options. Five key aspects regarding renewable energy sources have been identified and will be analysed: market conformity, compatibility with other policies, technological development, effectiveness and economic efficiency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How can you earn from renewable energy if you have land or property?

    Attention Land and Property owners! The Feed-in Tariff scheme now makes small-to-medium scale renewable projects commercially viable. Read our update to understand how you can benefit from the scheme which looks set to transform the uptake of renewables in the UK. From April this year, the Government will pay homeowners, real estate companies and other businesses for every unit of renewable ...

  • Guest Post: 2012 - The Year Renewables Became a Problem

    Looking back on the energy news from 2012 there are a couple of over-riding trends. On a positive note, with significant taxpayer and/or ratepayer financial support through direct subsidies and Feed-In-Tariffs (FITs) renewable electrical generation is starting to have a major impact in several jurisdictions.  On May 25 Germany set a new record for solar energy with production of 22 GW, ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Where neoclassical economics fails: impacts on renewable electricity in the UK

    This paper explores the appropriateness and effectiveness of using a market-based governance system, in the form of the renewable obligation (RO) in the UK, to drive the uptake of electricity from renewable technologies. The paper will argue that neoclassical thinking around markets makes key assumptions on efficiency, effectiveness and equity that are not suitable for emerging renewable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oceans of Energy

    Technologies that harness the energy of moving water or temperature differentials in the oceans promise to deliver abundant carbon-free electricity. Long before humans got hooked on fossil fuels, we learned how to harness the power of water to do work. Rivers ran mills that ground flour, sawed logs or spun looms that transformed fibers into textiles. Later generations realized that moving water ...


    By Ensia

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