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