The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide has been studying Renewable Energy Payment (REP) policies around the world to determine what makes such a program successful. We have been helping environmental advocates around the world promote renewable energy payment policies, and we are excited to bring these lessons home to the U.S.

A well-designed REP policy would help put Americans to work building, installing and servicing the equipment that makes generating and selling renewable energy possible. A number of states – including Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida and Hawaii – are considering adopting REP programs.

Read ELAW Staff Attorney’s essay about REPs in Oregon in the Register Guard.

In this video, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm describes a feed-in-tariff or REP program: