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Our undaunting friend from the Wind Persuasion, Paul Gipe, is keeping us updated

News on Feed-in Tariffs 

Solar And Wind (credit: NREL- Northern Power System, Wind Turbine in Alaska)

January 24, 2014,   by Solar Server Frost & Sullivan predicts that solar photovoltaic (PV) and other renewable energy markets will grow across the Asia-Pacific region in 2014, as the result of new feed-in tariffs and improvements to existing policies.

January 24, 2014,A CNY 1 (16 US cents) per kWh feed-in tariff for large PV projects connecting to the transmission grid ended on 1 January, creating the year-end rush. China’s National Energy Administration announced earlier this month that there were 12GW of 2013 installations, but this preliminary estimate may be exceeded.

January 24, 2014,Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has set rates for the nation’s new feed-in tariff policy for solar photovoltaics (PV), which are split according to geography and are set higher for the plant’s first ten years.

January 24, 2014,More than four years after the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) launched North America’s first comprehensive Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program, Ontario’s renewable energy industry, municipalities, Aboriginal communities and community organizations continue to show strong interest in the program. Nearly 80 percent of net applications have Aboriginal, community, municipal or public sector participation

News on Nuclear & Renewable Energy Policy

January 31, 2014,Local governments across Japan are seeking to supply their regions with 100% renewable energy, three years after the major earthquake which resulted in a nuclear disaster. At the Community Power Conference in Fukushima, the Founding Partners of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign welcome the decision of Fukushima prefecture to be entirely energy self-sufficient by 2040 using only renewable sources.

News on Community Power

January 16, 2014,Collège Catholique Samuel-Genest will be installing a 75-kilowatt solar panel system on its roof in collaboration with the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op, or OREC.

January 7, 2014,Saskatoon Community Wind is a community vision. 10 wind turbines located 15 to 30 kilometres from Saskatoon, owned by thousands of people from the Saskatoon region and generating 5% of our electricity.

~have a bright and sunny day~

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