FIT Discussion in Tasmania

By Paul Gipe


On October 31, 2008, Tasmanian Minister of Energy & Resources began circulating a discussion paper on whether the use of feed-in tariffs was a “useful pricing mechanism for encouraging the generation of renewable electricity at a household level”. This is the first formal recognition of feed-in tariffs in Tasmania. Several other Australian states are debating various feed-in tariff proposals as is the federal government.