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Ontario Launches Comprehensive System of Feed-in Tariffs

September 25th, 2009 by Paul Gipe

(Toronto, Ontario) Ontario today launched the province’s long-awaited program of feed-in tariffs in response to its ground-breaking Green Energy Act.

France To Introduce First Solar Tariffs Differentiated by Insolation

September 14th, 2009 by Paul Gipe

For the second time within twelve months the French Government of conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed raising the feed-in tariff for solar PV in the coming year.

San Antonio Muni To Launch Limited Solar FIT

September 14th, 2009 by Paul Gipe

Another utility has announced that it will voluntarily launch a limited solar PV feed-in tariff. The municipal utility serving San Antonio, Texas, CPS Energy, will introduce the program in January of the new year.

China Launches Differentiated Wind Energy Tariffs

September 1st, 2009 by Paul Gipe

China has instituted a new system of differentiated wind energy tariffs based on four wind energy zones. The move is the first in Asia since South Korea implemented a feed-in tariff program in 2005. China now joins a growing list of developing countries with feed-in tariffs, including South Africa and Mongolia.
China is also the first [...]

Indianapolis Power & Light Proposes Modest Midwestern Feed-in Tariff Program

August 31st, 2009 by Paul Gipe

Indianapolis Power & Light (IP&L), an electric utility that provides retail electric service to 470,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in and around Indianapolis, Indiana, proposed a pilot feed-in tariff program in a regulatory filing earlier this year.

Britain to Launch Innovative Feed-in Tariff Program in 2010

July 23rd, 2009 by Paul Gipe

They said it couldn’t be done, but Britain has risen to the challenge. Britain’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Miliband has released long-awaited details on the Labour Government’s feed-in tariff policy.

Warwick Wind Trials Gives Failing Grade to Rooftop Wind

July 20th, 2009 by Paul Gipe

If further proof is needed that mounting wind turbines on rooftops is a bad idea, the final report on the Warwick Wind Trials is it.

The report, while bending over backwards to give the British small wind turbine industry the benefit of the doubt, clearly lays out the principle problems with rooftop-mounted small wind turbines–poor performance [...]