renewable energy tariff Articles

  • 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

  • The challenge of an EU-GCC clean energy network

    The enhancement of EU-GCC cooperation on energy issues could be significantly facilitated from the establishment and operation of an EU GGC clean energy network (EU-GCC CLEANERGY.NET). CLEANERGY.NET would have to act as a catalyst and a coordinator for EU-GCC energy cooperation on different levels: research, technology and industry, but also on the level of energy policy, through dissemination of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 Energi

  • A review of the environmental goods and services sector in the United Kingdom

    This paper proposes that policy makers and the Higher Education (HE) sector have a special duty to support the Environmental Goods and Services (EGS) industry. The EGS industry' market value was estimated at $484 billion in 1998. Legislation plays an important role in promoting industry demand. The HE sector has a unique role in the research and development of new sustainable processes, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Economics of large-scale intermittent RES-E integration into the European grids: analyses based on the simulation software GreenNet

    Market integration of Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity (RES-E) generation is one of the core topics in the energy policy agenda of the European Commission (EC). However, legislation in this context still faces a variety of lacks (e.g. ignoring unbundling principles) in almost all countries of the European Union (EU). The recently finished EC-Project GreenNet addresses these existing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Local challenges confronting the CSP market in South Africa

    Lacking of a definitive Government energy policy in South Africa has been a key barrier hindering progress in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market in the country. The CSP Today’s South Africa 3 part guide’ states: “The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), published in mid-2010, identified South Africa’s 2013 renewables target of 10,000 GWh of energy from all renewable ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Case study - Internal combustion engines and process heat-to-power application in Czech Republic

    Breclav-Postorna, Czech Republic Hot Water Temp:  88-92°C Hot Water Flow:  10 l/s KWth Average (Thermal Input): 600-750kWth Cooling:  Cooling Tower Cold Water Temp: 18-24°C Cold Water Flow: 12-14 l/s Green Machine Gross Output: Two machines at 25-33kWe each ElectraTherm installed two Green Machines at FOSFA, a manufacturer of phosphoric acid and ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Morocco`s first CSP plant forges path to tech-led cost cuts

    The imminent start-up of Morocco's Noor I CSP Plant will be followed by lower cost adjacent plants thanks to technology gains such as larger trough apertures which have eclipsed the impact of higher cost dry cooling systems, Driss Berraho, Business Development Manager at ACWA Power, told CSP Today. A consortium led by ACWA Power started construction on the ...


    By New Energy Update

  • ElectraTherm Green Machine generates power from biomass in Italy - Case Study

    Site: Badia Prataglia, Italy Gross Power Output Avg: 46kWe Hot Water Input Range: 110°C Hot Water Flow: 10 l/s Thermal Input to the Green Machine (kW thermal): 500kWt ElectraTherm commissioned a Green Machine to generate emission-free electricity from biomass in Badia Prataglia, Italy. The facility operates a biomass boiler burning a mix of sawdust and ground up waste wood from ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • 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 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

  • Above and Beyond - Green Tariff Design for Traditional Utilities

    This paper describes what draws U.S. commercial and industrial customers to renewable energy, and explores how traditional utilities could build on their strengths to deliver affordable renewable energy to customers. Executive Summary Challenges, from technological advances to evolving emissions regulation and an aging infrastructure, are driving up costs and increasing the risk ...

  • Ontario FIT rules attract local solar manufacturing capacity

    Responding to requirements under Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT) system for local content in renewable energy systems, companies are setting up manufacturing operations in the province to support solar energy development there. Solar photovoltaic (PV) system developer Q-Cells SE (Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany) and ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (Cambridge, Ont.) have formed a ...

  • Spatial diffusion of biogas technology in Switzerland: a GIS-based multi-agent simulation approach

    In this paper, we study the viability and spatial diffusion of agricultural biogas technology in Switzerland by means of a multi-agent simulation model. The simulation process displays the estimated dissemination of biogas technology in the different regions of Switzerland over the period from 2006 to 2025, taking the varying circumstances for biogas use in each region explicitly into account. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Cell Production Jumps 50 Percent in 2007

    Production of photovoltaics (PV) jumped to 3,800 megawatts worldwide in 2007, up an estimated 50 percent over 2006. At the end of the year, according to preliminary data, cumulative global production stood at 12,400 megawatts, enough to power 2.4 million U.S. homes. Growing by an impressive average of 48 percent each year since 2002, PV production has been doubling every two years, making it the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • How Green Tariffs Can Benefit Utilities and Consumers

    The challenges facing the electricity sector in the U.S. have been widely discussed in the last year—issues ranging from evolving pollution controls to slow growth in demand. In particular, many utilities see the rise of small-scale, distributed solar power as a threat to their ...

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