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Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Spurs Interest in Developing Japan’s Geothermal Energy Resources

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation has garnered the most attention from project developers, large business groups and investors in Japan in the wake of the 2011 tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster and introduction of a national renewable energy feed-in tariff (FiT) last July. Japan also has substantial geothermal energy resources, however, and the renewable energy FiT is spurring interest in development. At least …

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Why Germany Owns 1/3 of the World`s Photovoltaics

According to Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics until 2016 (EPIA, 2011), about 36 percent of the total worldwide photovoltaic capacity is installed in Germany. Apart from Italy at 18 percent, the rest of the world is far behind. The United States is sitting at a mediocre 5th place with 6 percent of the total capacity. Why is it that Germany has been successful when …

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Renewable Energy Key Vehicle on Rio+20 Sustainable Development Roadmap

The drive to forge equitable, sustainable "green" economies and develop and deploy renewable energy and clean technologies are front-and-center in the media in the run-up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which is to take place in the iconic Brazilian city June 20-22. Three bits of essential reading, and reference, relating to global renewable energy growth and its role in sustainable development programs were released yesterday: the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012," the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century's (REN21) 2012 "Renewables Global Status Report," and the Natural Resources Defense Council's "Renewable Energy Scorecard."

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Time for Action on Renewable Energy: Paul Gipe on Feed-in Tariffs

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/24-Paul-Gipe.mp3[/podcast] In this podcast, Pual Gipe of the Alliance for  Renewable Energy speaks at a recent gathering of renewable energy entrepreneurs, analysts, policy wonks, and leaders from across the globe. the gathering focused on feed-in tariffs as the best means of rapidly deploying renewable energy. It works in Germany and many other countries – it can work in the U.S. too. More on Feed-in …

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