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How Feed-in Tariff Protect Taxpayers from Paying for their Neighbours Electricity

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Written by: Dick Bakker, OREC Board Member Feed-in Tariff’s (FIT) are an innovative way to finance new localized power production and continually drive down costs.  The law states that renewables have priority on the electrical grid (based on certain rules) and receive a steady income stream.  FIT power producers are given a fixed rate for a 20 year period; therefore …

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Community Ownership of Renewable Energy and the Distributed Electrical Grid

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Written by: Dick Bakker, OREC Board Member Electricity distribution systems are changing around the world and community ownership is playing a significant part of this evolution. How are these two trends related?   Most people think of an investment in a renewable energy cooperative (like the Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative – OREC) as a financial vote for alternative energy; an investment …

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