20 Jun '11, 8pm

Designing Policy to Sustain and Scale Distributed Clean Energy in the U.S.

Several countries, particularly in Europe, have demonstrated a strong conviction to take action on climate issues by establishing policies to develop and quickly grow renewable energy markets. One particular policy mechanism, broadly known as a Feed-in Tariff (FIT), has emerged as the most widely adopted platform to drive investment in clean energy technologies, especially solar photovoltaics (PV). The country most famous for originally designing and implementing a FIT is Germany. The German FIT, alongside a multi-faceted renewable policy strategy, has led to global leadership in solar PV and other renewable technology deployment in both generation and manufacturing capacity. Other countries, such as Spain, France and Italy have similarly utilized FITs to supercharge their renewable deployment, although with widely publicized challenges in the case of Spain , and growing u...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/pbull/designing_policy_...

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