Press release: Briefing on the Economic Benefits of Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy

Briefing on the Economic Benefits of Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy – Growing the Clean Energy Economy Through FITs.

Craig Lewis

Growing the Clean Energy Economy Through FITS

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What: Briefing on the Economic Benefits of Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy – Growing the Clean Energy Economy Through FITs

Where: U.S. Capitol Building, Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC-215 Washington, DC

When: Wednesday, July 28th, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Details: Please join us for an educational briefing on how Feed-In Tariffs can accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, pushing the U.S. to a true clean energy economy. Find out why FITs can ignite the wholesale distributed generation market segment in communities across the U.S., providing more jobs and tax benefits than any other policy mechanism available. Finally, learn about Representative Jay Inslee’s National FIT bill, which will be introduced early next week. Copies of the bill will be available at the briefing.

Panelists include the following experts in bringing Feed-In Tariffs to the U.S.:

Craig Lewis, Executive Director, FIT Coalition. Lewis leads the Coalition’s efforts to identify and advocate for policies that will accelerate the deployment of cost-effective clean energy in the United States.

Randy Hayes, US Director, World Future Council. Hayes leads the World Future Council in pursuing the implementation of long-term policies that promote sustainable living. He serves on the Board and was the founder of the Rain Forest Action Network.

Wilson Rickerson, CEO, Meister Consultants Group. Rickerson advises a broad range of governments, international organizations, and corporations on clean energy strategies, and works closely with states and cities in the US to design renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.

Not sure what a FIT is? Learn the details at the briefing. A Feed-in Tariff or FIT is a fixed price, long-term contract that utilities pay to electricity generators for producing renewable energy. FIT programs are implemented at local, state, and national levels to spur the deployment of renewable energy projects. Empirical results are indisputable, as the vast majority of renewable energy deployed in the world has been driven by FITs, including almost 90% of the solar capacity deployed in 2009.

Coffee and Dessert served.

Contact: Mircalla Wozniak

Craig Lewis

Founder and Executive Director

Craig has over 20 years of experience in the renewables, wireless, semiconductor, and banking industries. Previously VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts, he was the first to successfully navigate a solar project through California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard solicitation process. Craig was also the energy policy lead on Steve Westly’s 2006 California gubernatorial campaign, and his resume includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies such as Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank.