September 2, 2010 Energy & Fuel
Here is an excellent guest post by an energy veteran and businessman on the costs of clean energy compared to old, dirty energy.
February 9, 2010
A new report charts path through the U.S. regulatory minefield. by Paul Gipe, Contributor Washington, D.C. United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com]
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a long-awaited legal analysis of how states could implement feed-in tariffs and still comply with federal law.
The January 2010 report, Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions, was written principally by Scott Hempling with the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) under contract to NREL.
Hempling treads ground that others have tread before him, including California’s Attorney General, Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown. The Attorney General filed comments on who has More >
February 10, 2010
States can offer feed-in tariffs (FIT) but the programs must be tailored to meet federal requirements, according a legal analysis report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), reports Renewable Energy World. FIT programs are designed to promote renewable energy production.
The January 2010 report, “Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions” (PDF), shows how states can implement feed-in tariffs and still comply with federal law, reports Renewable Energy News.
The report cites two legal ways to implement feed-in tariffs — under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978 and More >