Background on FITs

This section includes Primers on Feed-in Tariffs (FITs), Frequently Asked Questions about FITs, and some examples of Model FIT Policies.

Most of the work on feed-in tariffs ended a few years after 2010. However, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended European energy policy, providing an opening for countries to revisit feed-in tariffs as the premier mechanism for the rapid growth of renewable energy. Similarly, the passage of the infrastructure bill and the Inflation Reduction Act by the US Congress during the early years of the Biden administration has blown a hole in the rationale for neoliberal energy policy. Thus, energy policy is in flux in both Europe and North America and everything is on the table, including policies resembling feed-in tariffs.