Subsidy Archive

3 Oct 2014

UK increases subsidy budget for renewable energy projects to £300m

The UK Government has increased the subsidy budget for renewable energy projects to £300m that will be supported under the Contracts for Difference (CfDs) scheme. CTBR – News
27 Feb 2014

National Renewable Energy Subsidy Schemes Nearing An End In The EU

Originally published on Energy Post. By Karel Beckman. The national renewable support schemes in the EU are on the verge of a major overhaul. National governments will soon not be allowed anymore to limit renewables subsidies to
1 Aug 2013

Small-Scale Solar Getting A Boost In China — China Announces New Subsidy For Distributed Solar

This article was first published on Green Building Elements. Small-scale solar is getting a big boost in China thanks to a new subsidy for distributed solar projects below 6 MW. The new solar subsidy works out to
16 Dec 2012

Wind Industry Calls for 6-Year Phaseout of PTC Subsidy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) sent a letter to Congressional leaders accepting a six-year phase-down of its vital production tax credit (PTC) in return for getting it extended at 100 percent of its present value for
13 Aug 2012

Huge, Overlooked (by Most) Fossil Fuel Subsidy

  Here’s a great recent post from Dana Nuccitelli, via Skeptical Science: The International Energy Agency (IEA) made headlines recently by concluding that fossil fuels received far more global subsidies than renewable energy in 2010. However, it appears that the IEA survey only
29 Jun 2012

Big Changes in German Solar Subsidy Policy Approved Today

The German government has all but ratified revisions to the EEG (the renewable energy law), according to German news sources. Earlier this year, the German Bundestag proposed drastic revisions to the EEG, which governs Germany’s feed-in-tariff, requiring
24 May 2012

Is Net Energy Metering for Solar Power a Subsidy?

Southern California Edison (SCE) Manager of Customer Self Generation Gary Barsley said that at an important recent conference for the solar industry and the utilities interested in it, the number-one topic of conversation was net energy metering