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Feed-in tariffs needed for shift to renewable energy [News] | Green

Browse > Home / News / Feed-in tariffs needed for shift to renewable energy [News] Feed-in tariffs needed for shift to renewable energy [News] September 6, 2011 by Eugene Tay Filed under News Leave a Comment By Dennis Posadas, For The Straits Times, 6 Sep 2011. FORMER Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan’s insistence on passing Japan’s feed-in tariff (FiT) on renewable energy before his resignation on Aug 26 underscores the importance of sustaining renewable energy’s momentum. Japan’s Parliament finally passed the measure on Aug 23. China’s decision to implement a FiT of 1 yuan per kilowatt hour (kwh) for solar systems is another welcome boost to the renewables sector. A similar FiT in the Philippines is encountering some resistance because of its impact on electricity prices. In Spain and Germany, FiTs have led to significant growth in installed renewables, particularly for ...

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