Making Renewable Energy a Priority
In the absence of provincial laws, municipal governments have the opportunity to spur renewable energy development within their region. One of the ways they can do this is through feed-in tariffs. Feed-in tariffs (FITs) provide payment for each unit of electricity generated from a renewable source such as wind or solar. They are now widely regarded as the most successful policy in facilitating low-impact renewable energy.
The Renewable Energy: FIT for Cities fact sheet, part of the Making Renewable Energy a Priority series, describes how municipalities can implement FITs and gives examples from Europe, the U.S. and Canada.
Also in the series:
Storing Renewable Power: primer