The Feed-in Tariff is better than is commonly understood

Renewable Energy in the German 100% RE region Trier

Renewable Energy in the German 100% RE region Trier

The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) has proven to be the most successful policy for climate protection and sustainable development. As the cornerstone of overwhelming renewable energy development worldwide, it has resulted in significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, green jobs, revenues for governments and citizens and cost-competitive alternatives to harmful fossil fuels. Despite all that, the FiT is currently under attack. This is especially so in frontrunner country Germany, where the government has approved the phase out of the FiT through recent reform. But the Feed-in Tariff is a better policy than is commonly understood. [Read more →]

July 17, 2014   No Comments

Les TAGER en Afrique

L’Afrique fait face à une crise énergétique : la capacité de production actuelle n’arrive pas à satisfaire la demande croissante en électricité. L’électricité qui est nécessaire pour alimenter et faire croître l’économie, favoriser le développement local et s’attaquer au problème de la pauvreté urbaine et rurale n’existe tout simplement pas. En outre, les sources traditionnelles ne sont plus fiables, elles sont devenues inabordables d’un point de vue prix ou de plus en plus rédhibitoires.

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July 3, 2014   No Comments

Decentralized spatial planning in Indonesia

Jakarta city landmark. Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Jerry Kurniawan / World Bank

Indonesia is a predominantly urban country. Metropolitan Jakarta will be home to 11 million people by 2020.

This is the last in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

Successful implementation of regenerative urban development requires national governments to give local levels the authority to plan development of their constituencies that is suited to local conditions and the resources to realise the plans. The case study of Indonesia demonstrates the importance of coherence between national and local policies in order to connect policy making and implementation.

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June 26, 2014   1 Comment