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  •  With RPS, do you even need feed-in tariff? NT (1+ / 0-)
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    by HeyMikey on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 10:41:51 PM PST

    •  A feed-in tariff is more effective than ... (2+ / 0-)
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      ... an RPS in getting capacity brought online faster, since it ensures that the electricity that is generated is paid for on terms that provide the least price risk to the owner of the new capacity.

      It also implements an original objective of PURPA of ensuring that an electric utility cannot lock-out outside generator sources because of a corporate strategy to have the generation done in-house.

      There is no guarantee that the electric utility will offer those terms to renewable power generators, and it seems especially unlikely in areas that have established multiple electricity providers selling to customers over the same grid.

      As far as sustainable energy independence, the carrot to state governments is the employment, and the faster the roll-out of new capacity, the sweeter the carrot.

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      by BruceMcF on Tue Feb 01, 2011 at 08:34:52 AM PST

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