Feed-in Tariffs

by Daniel Ferra
(Palm Springs, California)

Germany, Japan, and the Hawaiians, are using the Feed-in Tariff (FiT), which is a policy mechanism designed to accelerate investment in renewable energy.

California

For instance, the California FiT allows customers with qualified generators to enter into 10, 15, or 20 year contracts with their utility company to sell the electricity produced by renewable energy.

In addition, it guarantees that anyone who generates electricity from a renewable energy source, whether homeowner, small business, or large utility, is able to sell that electricity.

California has mandated that renewable energy sources make up 33 percent of the electricity supply by 2020.

Supports All Forms of Renewable Energy

FIT policies can be implemented to support all renewable technologies including:
Currently, there are 3 cities in California using a commercial Feed-in Tariff: Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and Sacramento. In fact, these utilities are paying their businesses 17 cents per kilowatt hour for the renewable energy they generate.

We can get our lawmakers and regulators to implement a residential Feed-in Tariff, to help us weather global warming, insulate our communities from grid failures, generate a fair revenue stream for the homeowners and protect our water.

If you agree with this, please sign our petition.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Contributions.


Return to Top of Page  

Like This Page?



Recent Articles

  1. Interview With Jonah Bryson: "If we fail to protect the environment, nothing else matters"

    Nov 07, 16 12:21 AM

    We had the chance to speak with Film Director, Musician and Conservationist Jonah Bryson during TIFF 2016. Bryson has directed “The Fight For Bala”, a

    Read More

  2. Climate is Back

    Nov 07, 16 12:19 AM

    As I engage relentlessly in the fight to mobilize a complacent public and encourage reluctant politicians to focus on climate change action, I’ve come

    Read More

  3. Politicians Need to Break Free From Fossil Fuels

    Nov 06, 16 11:39 PM

    It’s time to break free from fossil fuels! It’s not time to promote pipelines and expand tar sands production in an attempt to create short-term jobs.

    Read More

  4. The Tides They Are A Changin'

    Nov 06, 16 11:18 PM

    We are really screwing up the Earth, and not having another one handy we need to get the message out to change our ways before it's too late. We cannot

    Read More

  5. Dying for Your Planet

    Oct 30, 16 02:51 PM

    Have you ever thought about what you value so much that you'd be willing to die for? What immediately comes to my mind is that I would do anything to keep

    Read More





Alternative Energy

Causes

Effects

Evidence

Facts

FAQ

Glossary

History

How to Help

Quotes

Important News

Sign a Petition!