Call for reform of EU power market rules

The ongoing electricity price hike fuelled by the gas crisis makes a reform of EU power market rules more urgent than ever, argue friends of EiD Mike Parr, director of PWR, and Simon Minett, founder of Challoch-Energy in an article on the EURACTIV website.   High electricity prices, renewables and windfall profits – all paid … Continue reading Call for reform of EU power market rules

Malaysia takes major step forward to promote renewable energy

The Clean Energy Ministerial website recently posted that Malaysia has mandated the use of feed-in tariffs to promote renewable energy. It is quite an encouraging policy development.   Malaysia Establishes Feed-in Tariffs to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment Malaysia has taken steps to further clean energy deployment by mandating adoption of a renewable energy feed-in tariff … Continue reading Malaysia takes major step forward to promote renewable energy

Nova Scotia backtracks on promoting renewable energy

In a week when the provincial regulator demanded that the provincial electricity utility spend more on energy efficiency programmes we find the province cutting a popular renewable energy subsidy scheme, in an article written by Carol Linnett on the DESMOGCANADA website.   Nova Scotia Pulls Plug on World’s First Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff A popular … Continue reading Nova Scotia backtracks on promoting renewable energy

Irish Minister criticises EU plan to phase out feed-in tariffs for mature players

Even when renewable energy technologies are considered mature, the Irish argue that there is still need for cost-effective support, according to article written by Valerie Flynn in the Irish Times.  The minister makes a good argument, but will it be listened to? EU to change renewables subsidy Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has criticised a … Continue reading Irish Minister criticises EU plan to phase out feed-in tariffs for mature players

Take note . . .

There are many interesting brief new reports or news items that should interest EiD readers. • New Germanwatch report: The End of EU Climate Leadership The EU is no longer the world leader on climate policies. Other major countries have caught up or even outpaced the EU, a new study conducted by Germanwatch says. Even … Continue reading Take note . . .

Kenya doing much to promote renewables

Ray Obiero writes for the Thomson Reuters Foundation about the efforts underway in Kenya to promote renewable energy. Kenya is attracting funding for its renewable energy sector because of green policy changes in recent years.  Kenya shifts renewable energy funding The recent announcement by the Kenya electricity generating company (Kengen) inviting bids for joint development … Continue reading Kenya doing much to promote renewables

Reviewing feed-in tariffs

Paul Gipe has an excellent website where he provides a regular review of the latest happenings in feed-in tariffs, among other topics.  Here is the latest from Paul.   Tables of Feed-in Tariffs Worldwide These tables summarize tariffs for different technologies in different countries, and various states and provinces. The tables may also provide an … Continue reading Reviewing feed-in tariffs