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Feed-In Tariffs - Boosting Energy for our Future: A Guide to One of the World's Best Environmental Policies

This brochure explains Feed-In Tariff (FIT) laws. The big challenge for the renewable energy industry has been to make the cost of clean energy competitive with heavily-subsidized conventional energy. Householders or energy companies who want to install wind turbines or solar panels are faced with lengthy pay-back times and are forced to make a choice based on ethics rather than economics. The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) has proven to be the most effective policy instrument in overcoming these barriers. This simple, low-cost mechanism has turned several European countries into world leaders in the renewables sector.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-06-09 15:05:58
Description This brochure explains Feed-In Tariff (FIT) laws. The big challenge for the renewable energy industry has been to make the cost of clean energy competitive with heavily-subsidized conventional energy. Householders or energy companies who want to install wind turbines or solar panels are faced with lengthy pay-back times and are forced to make a choice based on ethics rather than economics. The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) has proven to be the most effective policy instrument in overcoming these barriers. This simple, low-cost mechanism has turned several European countries into world leaders in the renewables sector.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Energy, Fossil fuels, Policies, Climate change, global warming, Consumption, Sufficiency, Feed-in tariffs, Biochar
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-06-09 14:54:04
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Date Last Modified 2010-06-13 15:09:04
Creator World Future Council
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-06-09 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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