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It is interesting to note that Americans would choose to provide financial support to solar energy
more than to any other energy source if they were in charge of the U.S. Energy
Results of this poll, conducted in October 2011, are available by clicking here.
Excellent backgrounder from the Pembina Institute that is intended to provide some perspective on frequently
asked questions regarding renewable energy options for Ontario. Click here to view.
Germany has installed more solar PV systems than any other country. But according to a survey published this week by the Federal Association of the Electricity and Water Industry (BDEW), fossil fuels still accounted for 80% of German electricity generation in 2010. Electricity generated by renewable sources rose slightly to 17%.
The breakdown by type of generation is:
Here are a few notes from the 25thEuropean Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition held this month in Valencia, Spain. The exhibition had more than 900 booths and an expected attendance of 45,000 visitors.
“Absolute Power?” (June 5, by Chris Sorensen) accurately portrays the concerns many electricity users in Ontario have about the province’s green energy strategy. What it fails to do is clearly articulate the many good reasons the government has – after lengthy consultations with many stakeholders – to establish a renewable Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program.
I have just returned from the kick-off meeting of the latest IEA-PVPS Task in Cologne, Germany:
"Task 13: Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems"
In The Wacky World of Green Power (April 10), Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente states that incentive programs for renewable power such as Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff “achieve little or nothing of any social benefit”. She also writes “Renewables simply can’t produce the large volumes of reliable energy that our economy needs.”
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