Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-in Tariff Handbook by Miguel Mendonca, David Jacobs, Benjamin K. Sovacool

By Miguel Mendonca, David Jacobs, Benjamin K. Sovacool

Powerful coverage is key for developing greener economies, new jobs and industries, for securing strength offers and for shielding the weather and surroundings. As renewable strength is prime to attaining all of those pursuits, it too wishes the very best coverage to force it. Feed-in price lists have confirmed to bring the quickest, least expensive and inclusive deployment, through permitting an individual to promote renewable strength into the grid and get a protracted time period, assured go back for it. This ebook, from authors who've spent years engaged on feed-in tariff layout and advocacy, offers a vast and distinct source on feed-in price lists and different renewable strength aid schemes. It stocks many classes on solid and undesirable layout and implementation, in addition to discussing the demanding situations confronted through coverage, and renewable strength mostly. Powering the golf green financial system: -Situates renewable strength and feed-in price lists in the context of the worldwide strikes in the direction of a eco-friendly economic climate -Provides an creation to feed-in price lists and brings advancements in key nations worldwide brand new -Investigates powerful layout for built and rising economies -Explores technical, social and political concerns -Analyses different aid schemes -Describes the obstacles to renewable strength -Presents a blueprint for campaigning effectively for feed-in price lists Written in a transparent, useful sort, it is a must-read for policymakers, companies, traders, campaigners, lecturers, group teams and somebody considering developing winning and sustainable strength coverage.

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MP3 music players have become incredibly popular, selling hundreds of millions of units annually around the world. The same is true of video game consoles of all types, the industry being reputedly worth more than the film industry. These systems enable people to distance themselves from the natural environment, and make it more difficult to reflect on the energy implications of building lifestyles dependent on energy-intensive technology. For the sake of irony, it should be noted that this book was produced by three authors in different parts of the world who never met during the process, and could research and share their thoughts at high speed via the internet and telephone.

Chapter 8, ‘Barriers to Renewable Energy Development’, takes a closer look at the economic, political and social impediments to widespread use of renewable electricity. These include lack of information and market failures, inconsistent political support and obscene subsidization of conventional energy systems, and cultural attitudes and values prioritizing consumption and abundance over efficiency and frugality. • Chapter 9, ‘Other Support Schemes’, takes a hard look at eight types of policy mechanisms often used in conjunction with (and sometimes instead of ) FITs: renewable portfolio standards and quotas, tradable certificates and Guarantees of Origin, voluntary green power programmes, net metering, public research and development expenditures, system benefits charges, tax credits, and tendering.

However, there are some efforts to ‘open up’ national FIT schemes so that they can incorporate renewable electricity produced in other countries. For instance, the German parliamentarian Hans-Josef Fell suggested granting tariff payment under the German support mechanism also for electricity that could be produced in Northern Africa and then imported via highvoltage direct current transmission lines to Europe and Germany (Fell, 2009a). e. the installed capacity of renewable energy plants. g. 20 or 100MW.

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