New Law Passed in Vermont Allows Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy

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Good news for Vermonters and those looking to own homes in Vermont! On May 27th, 2009, a law was passed allowing a feed-in tariff for those who use small-scale renewable sources of energy in their homes. This means that those using wind turbines, solar panels or biogas will be paid competitive, fair-market prices on the excess energy they sell back to the energy companies, provided they are connected to the grid. Vermont is the first state to pass such a law (a similar law exists in Ontario, Canada) and will hopefully stimulate greater interest and use in small-scale renewable energy in homes. To learn more, check out these articles from Chelsea Green:

Can Feed-In Tariffs Power a Renewables Revolution?

The Mouse That Roared: Vermont Feed-In Tariffs Become Law

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