Reconciling German-Style Feed-In Tarrifs With PURPA, BRADLEY MOTL, Wis. Int’l L.J. 28:4

RECONCILING GERMAN-STYLE FEED-IN TARIFFS WITH PURPA

BRADLEY MOTL

THESIS

“Countries throughout the world are utilizing feed-in tariffs to provide their citizens an incentive to invest in small-scale renewable energy projects. In order for individual states within the United States to provide a similar incentive, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) must be changed to allow for technology-based purchase rates that are greater than a utility’s avoided costs, or the states must find an alternative that achieves a similar goal. “

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