27 Jul '12, 6pm

Philippines the latest country to implement the world's most popular & effective clean-energy policy: feed-in tariffs.

Philippines Finally Approves Feed-in Tariff Program July 27, 2012 By Paul Gipe The Philippines Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has finally approved feed-in tariff rates after probably one of the most protracted rate-setting efforts in the history of feed-in tariff policy. The country's feed-in tariff program was first called for in the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 which directed the government to set rates for wind, solar, run-of-river hydro, biomass, and ocean thermal energy. The rates set by the ERC are less than those recommended the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) and do not include Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). Tariffs for OTEC will be added later after more information specific to the Philippines is collected. The policy and the specific rates has been beset by quarrels within the government and opposition from various influential interest groups....

Full article: http://www.wind-works.org/FeedLaws/Philippines/Philippine...

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