Items in Archive 'Legal & FITs'

Sorry, Critics – Solar Is Not a Rip-Off >> 25 Sep 2012

On September 21, the LA Times ran a story about large-scale solar projects titled, “Taxpayers, ratepayers will fund California solar plants,” with the subhead: A new breed of prospectors — banks, insurers, utility companies — are receiving billions in subsidies while taxpayer and ratepayers are paying most of the costs. Critics say it’s a rip-off.

Clean Development Mechanism on Verge of Collapse >> 21 Sep 2012

 
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is the only global carbon trading system which is designed to create funding to give poor countries access to new energy technologies; and it is on the verge of collapse. 
  
The UN's system has raised billions of dollars over the past seven years to develop renewable energy projects, such as wind [...]

Rechtsrahmen für Stromspeicher: Es gibt viel zu tun! >> 07 May 2012

 
130 Teilnehmer kamen in Bonn am 27. April 2012 zusammen, um zu diskutieren, wie ein adäquaterRechtsrahmen für Stromspeicher aussehen kann. Das Symposium schloss so an die Tradition der erfolgreichen Rechtsseminare an, die EUROSOLAR unter dem Vorsitz von Dr. Hermann Scheer in den vergangenen Jahren immer wieder zu aktuellen Fragen der Gesetzgebung für Erneuerbare Energien durchgeführt hat. [...]

Deutschland: Reduzierung der Solarstromförderung um rund 30 Prozent in 2012 >> 10 Jan 2012

Gesetzliche Kostenbremse greift: Starke Photovoltaik-Nachfrage führt 2012 zu Reduzierung der Solarstromförderung um rund 30 Prozent / Unter Schwarz-Gelb wird Solarförderung damit binnen zweieinhalb Jahren annähernd halbiert / Solarstromförderung erreicht Niveau privater Stromtarife, bereits 2013 Förderniveau von Windkraftanlagen auf dem Meer

Deutschland – Die Entwicklung des Strompreises im Vergleich zur EEG-Umlage >> 19 Oct 2011

Der durchschnittliche Haushaltsstrompreis ist in den letzten zehn Jahren kontinuierlich gestiegen, von deutlich unter 20 Cent auf inzwischen über 25 Cent. Die EEG-Umlage, welche oft für eine Steigerung der Strompreise verantwortlich gemacht wird, verblieb dagegen lange auf einem sehr niedrigen Niveau und erreichte 2011 eine Höhe von etwa 3,5 Cent – und damit deutlich weniger, als bis [...]

Photovoltaic Grid Parity Projected To Arrive Soon In Europe’s Markets >> 14 Sep 2011

Solar photovoltaic electricity will reach grid parity in some European markets as early as 2013, and in all market segments across the continent by 2020, according to a recent study by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).
PV technology has shown impressive price reductions over the last 20 years, with the price of PV modules decreasing [...]

The Race To Grid Parity: Which Countries Will Enjoy Cheap Solar First? >> 19 Aug 2011

Solar subsidies have been capped, cancelled and cut over the past several years, but solar installations have continued to rise – driven primarily by increased demand from one market: Germany.
However, as manufacturers approach near-term limits on cost reductions, German demand will begin to decline, according to a new report from Lux Research. As a result, [...]

UK: Why the Feed-in Tariff is under threat from big business >> 03 Feb 2011

Since April last year, the British Government has been encouraging people to invest in independent energy production by providing attractive financial incentives through the Feed-in Tariffs scheme.
This financial return on investment was designed to encourage homeowners, small businesses and other landowners make the most out of their efforts to be greener through rewarding them financially [...]

Are SRECs the Future of U.S. Solar Policy? >> 19 Jan 2011

Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) have been a major buzz phrase in solar policy circles in recent years. While dozens of countries and provinces have implemented FITs outside the U.S., they have yet to make major headway in America. Instead, a number of states have crafted markets based around the trading of Solar Renewable Energy Credits, known [...]

Spain’s Solar Power Sector Falls into the Abyss >> 16 Nov 2010

Madrid, Spain – The Spanish government has launched a new regulatory framework that will result in subsidized tariffs for ground-mounted solar energy projects drop 45% this year, killing future investment in the trade, which industry leaders expect will be frozen in the next few years.
"We expect new ground-mounted projects will be paralyzed [...]

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