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Paul Gipe's Articles

- April 04, 2014

EU Concludes French Feed-in Tariffs for Wind Energy Permissible

In a potentially far-reaching decision, the European Commission has decided that the French system of feed-in tariffs for wind energy on land is not excluded under prohibitions against...

- February 10, 2014

Renewables Provide 15% of Supply During California Emergency — Time to Go 100% Renewable?

California’s over reliance on fossil fuels for generating electricity, notably natural gas, led the state’s electricity system operator to call an emergency on Thursday, 6 February....

- November 01, 2013

IEA: Feed-in Tariff Not a Subsidy, But Tax Credits Are

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has declared that feed-in tariffs are the principal driving force in the worldwide development of solar photovoltaics (solar PV). While possibly...

- September 12, 2013

Mix of Conservation and Renewables Cheaper than Nuclear Mix in Ontario

In a report released this week, the Pembina Institute and Greenpeace Canada questions Ontario’s commitment to new and refurbished nuclear plants. The groups say that a mix of conservation...

- August 01, 2013

Britain Publishes Spreadsheet Used to Calculate Precedent-Setting Home Heat Tariffs

The mid-July press release from Britain’s Department of Energy & Climate Change announcing the launch of long awaited feed-in tariffs for residential heating system was fairly straightforward....

- July 19, 2013

Thailand Adding 1,000 MW of Solar with New Feed-in Tariffs

While municipal utilities in Los Angeles and on New York’s Long Island plod along with timid municipal feed-in tariff programs, Thailand plans to add 1,000 MW of solar photovoltaics...

- June 10, 2013

Two Steps Forward, One Back: Ontario Cancels Feed-in Tariffs for Large Projects

There’s no sugar-coating what happened last week. Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli, used the occasion of the annual conference of the Canadian Solar Energy Industry Association...

- May 17, 2013

Breakdown: Penetration of Renewable Energy in Selected Markets

The penetration of renewable energy into the electricity supply mix has been much in the news recently. During the first quarter, Portugal generated three-quarters of its electricity...

- May 07, 2013

Fforde on Feed-in Tariffs: Literary Use of "Feed-in Tariffs" Comes of Age

Feed-in tariffs, the terminology at least, has come of age. The term can now be found in a prolific English novelist's most recent book. Jasper Fforde's use of the words in fiction...

- April 08, 2013

Opportunities Forsaken: The Iraq War and Renewable Energy

The U.S. is noting a somber milestone this year: It has been a decade since the invasion of Iraq. Over the years, the opportunities forsaken and cost to future Americans have become...

Paul Gipe

Paul Gipe

Paul Gipe has written extensively about renewable energy for both the popular and trade press. He has also lectured widely on wind energy and how to minimize its impact on the environment and the communities of which it is a part. For his...

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