Wednesday, February 20, 2008

We might get FIT at last!

According to the Guardian, UK Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks has suggested that Feed In Tariffs (FITs) might be introduced in this country. A Feed-In Tariff gives a premium price for small scale renewable electricity generators who want to export energy to 'the Grid'. This has led to an explosion in solar PV panels in countries such as Germany.

At long blimmin' last! The UK's Low Carbon Buildings Programme of grants for microrenewables has been an unmitigated disaster and our current export arrangements couldn't make it any more difficult for the little guys.

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At 11:51 PM, Anonymous Dan said...

Feed in tariffs certainly do increase microgeneration - but are they a good way to spend money? Do you know if there is any evidence on the greenhouse gases saved per premium paid for FIT?


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