Renewable Energy: FIT for CitiesMaking Renewable Energy a Priority

Publication - Dec. 9, 2010 - By Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson

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:

Feeding the Grid Renewably: fact sheet and primer

Storing Renewable Power: primer


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