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An Uncertain Future for Feed-in Tariffs

Posted in Legal Articles by thomthumb84 on January 10, 2011

‘Feed-in tariffs’ were once the preferred renewable energy scheme for EU countries. Now the Canadian province of Ontario has joined the crowd. But does news of significant cuts in such subsidies in the EU suggest a difficult path ahead for Ontario?

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Daily Web Wander: 27th August 2010

Posted in Daily Web Wander by thomthumb84 on August 27, 2010
Modern wind energy plant in rural scenery.

Image via Wikipedia

Feed-in programs: Spent my morning frantically trying to find information on renewable energy feed-in policies for an article so thought I would whack some sites down I was looking at:

http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2266237/italy-set-phase-solar-incentive

http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2257741/germany-italy-hint-delays-feed

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/feed-in-tariffs-boost-renewables-in-italy-elsewhere/

http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2257741/germany-italy-hint-delays-feed

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60K5XI20100121

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_parity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feed-in_tariff#Spain

http://www.euractiv.com/en/energy/eu-renewable-energy-policy-linksdossier-188269

http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/3245/wind-power-in-romania-/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power_in_Spain#Photovoltaics

http://blogs.ft.com/energy-source/2010/07/06/spain-wants-it-both-ways-on-energy-like-everyone-else/

‘Ground Zero mosque’? The reality is less provocative – Brilliant article by Charlie Brooker: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/aug/23/charlie-brooker-ground-zero-mosque

In Mongolia, the Horse-Headed Fiddle Rides Again – “While some efforts to resuscitate traditional Mongolian culture have foundered, the broad revival of the morin khuur, or “horse-headed fiddle,” has brought an ancient sound back into the mainstream”: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/arts/26iht-melvin.html

Mum’s Miracle Cuddle Brings Baby Back To Life – My favourite article of the day. It made me a little bit sad, then very happy: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100827/twl-mum-s-miracle-cuddle-brings-baby-bac-3fd0ae9.html

Chapman brothers colouring competition: the winners – Results of a contest for kids aged 6-13 to colour in a Chapman brothers’ drawing. I like the one that says ‘I think things in my head but i don’t always want to draw them.’ Freaky kiddy: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2010/aug/26/chapman-brothers-colouring-competition-winners#/?picture=366146277&index=0