Advanced Renewable Energy Tariffs

On November 22nd, Ontario implemented its Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program, which sets a tariff for distributed generators feeding clean energy into the grid. The feed-in tariff is the first for renewable energy in North America since the early 80’s, when California designed one for wind developers.

Since then, however, countries in Europe have fine-tuned the tariff system, allowing them to advance beyond the U.S. in renewable energy capacity. Author and industry analyst Paul Gipe tells us about the Ontario program and why feed-in tariffs are so good for renewable energy markets. Also in the podcast: The slowly rising popularity of oceanic energy. Alla Weinstein, CEO of AquaEnergy and President of the European Ocean Energy Association, updates us on ocean renewables in America and Europe. Inside Renewable Energy offers the latest in renewable energy news and information.

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