renewable energy policy Articles

  • A regional coordination framework for renewable energy policy in the European Union

    In order to have a transparent market for renewable electricity in the European Union (EU), it is necessary to track the flow of renewable electricity. With this in mind, the European Commission introduced a concept called 'Guarantee of Origin' in Directive 2001/77/EC. However, the principle of subsidiarity – that policy is made by the lowest competent authority – turned out to be in conflict ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated appraisal of renewable energy strategies: a CGE analysis

    The preparation, implementation, coordination and verification of policy measures is a complex and difficult process. This paper presents the first results of an empirical ex-ante analysis which evaluates the effects of renewable energy policies on the Polish bioenergy sector applying an Applied General Equilibrium model. The empirical results suggest that the Polish bioenergy sector benefits ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grounding Green Power: bottom-up perspectives on smart renewable energy policy in developing countries

    Developing Countries in the Renewable Energy Transformation In order to meet the intensifying climate challenge, the global energy system must undergo a fundamental transformation, with a rapid increase of renewable energy worldwide. Developing countries are at the forefront of this challenge, since they are expected to add around 80 percent of all new electric generation capacity ...

  • Social representations of intermittency and the shaping of public support for wind energy in the UK

    The practicality of UK renewable energy policy, given the potential impacts of intermittency, has been contested by expert institutions. At the same time, wind energy developments have engendered local controversy and civic campaign groups have emerged at local, regional and national levels. This research integrates these strands in exploring how intermittency is communicated to the public by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Deploying wind power in Australia: a socio-technical analysis

    Conventional explanations for Australia's historically scant use of wind energy in power generation have focused on wind power's cost and undesirable technical characteristics (particularly intermittency). This paper argues for a more comprehensive explanatory framework, drawing on insights from the Social Shaping of Technology. This framework combines contextual historical and interpretive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is the fit right? Considering technological maturity in designing renewable energy policy

    Recent studies suggest that the United States can greatly expand its deployment of renewable energy resources beyond current levels. This would reduce emissions of harmful pollutants and enhance energy security by diversifying the nation’s domestic energy supply. This brief describes a number of policy tools that can be employed to drive investment in renewable energy technologies and ...

  • Capacity Building for Renewable Energy Promotion Policies and Measures

    Japan will undertake a training and information exchange program in cooperation with China and India to assist formulation of renewable energy promotion policies and measures in consideration of best-matched practices in both a national and local context. Training seminars are expected to be held once or twice a year, for a duration of one to two weeks, including site ...

  • The impact of subsidies on efficiency and production: empirical test of forestry in Japan

    This study evaluates efficiency of forest management in Japan. Our results show that efficiency of forest management decreases over 25 years period from 1975 to 2000 on an average. The study indicates a substantial variation in efficiency across prefectures with a potential for output saving in the range of 40% on an average. Our econometric results seem to support the hypothesis that government ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and the new European Union countries

    On May 1st, ten new countries joined the European Union. As for other sectors, this necessarily results in a transformation of the European energy landscape. The interior markets of these new UE countries open to companies from the other countries and the over way round is also true. Despite very tight agendas a few weeks away from the adhesion, political leaders in charge of energy from Cyprus, ...

  • 10 Questions to Ask About Scaling On-Grid Renewable Energy

    This working paper was co-written with Shantanu Dixit, Coordinator of Prayas, Energy Group. “10 Questions to Ask About Scaling On-Grid Renewable Energy” is a framework designed to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement for improving renewable energy policy. It is part of the “10 Questions to Ask Series” which aims to build the capacity of electricity sector ...

  • 4 lessons in renewable energy planning: The Philippine Experience

    When it comes to renewable energy, the Philippines is one of the world’s more ambitious countries. The country set out to triple its share of renewable energy by 2030 based on 2010 levels. The Philippines has one of Asia’s highest electricity rates, in part due to high costs of importing fossil fuels. Enhancing the country’s energy security and keeping power costs down have been ...

  • Climate change drives wind turbines in China: case study of market based wind power development

    This paper aims at quantifying the impact of government policy and clean development mechanism (CDM) on wind power development in China. Firstly we review the background of Chinese wind power development and policy, as well as literature of climate change and CDM. We then present methodology, scenarios and data of a case study for the development of a large-scale grid-connected wind farm. We ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy certificates

    What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certifi cates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certifi cates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet voluntary renewable energy targets as well as to meet compliance requirements for renewable energy policies. A REC is a certifi cate that indicates the generation of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity from ...

  • GREENERGY SOLUTIONS DEVELOPS 550 MW SOLAR PROJECT IN NEPAL

    Greenergy Solutions Inc. has today announces its expansion thru development of 550.0 MW Solar Project in Nepal. Ruth P. Briones, Chairman/CEO of Greenergy Solutions Inc. disclosed that the Solar Project had been presented to Nepal Energy Minister, Barshaman Pun the formal intention to develop solar power project plants in all of the seven states.  Briones, noted that Greenergy Solutions ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • The bottom line on renewable energy certificates

    Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provide businesses a means to support renewable energy generation and meet clean energy goals. This fact sheet answers some basic questions about RECs and REC purchasing. What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certificates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet ...

  • PHILIPPINE REGULATORY SUPPORTS FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

    Consistent with the Philippine Agenda for the Next Ten years, laws and policies were drawn up to accelerate the Renewable Energy Industry. The Policy Framework work present an exhaustive compilation of Philippine Laws and regulations that supports foreign investments. Incentives,whether fiscal and non-fiscal respond to the issues regarding viability and profitability of foreign investment in the ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Policy oriented review for photovoltaics introduction in the EU

    In order to continuously monitor its targets towards a 'green Europe', the European Commission has set up a project to enhance the availability, completeness and quality of data regarding new energy technologies (NET), energy end-use efficiency (EEE) and energy research and technology development (RTD). The scientific reference system (SRS) established in the framework of this project was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency for sustainable development in Russia: renewables, new technologies and policy issues

    This paper assesses possible ways to efficient energy use for sustainable development in Russia. Based on the research of the Energy Institute (EnIn), Moscow, [1,2], analysis of different studies of the power sector in Russia is provided to generalise the state of the art in energy production, distribution and consumption, and technological innovations for renewable resources utilisation. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Intermittency of wind: the wider picture

    This paper puts the discussion on intermittency of wind into its wider context: in the first part, it reviews the natural variability of all resources that power renewable energy technologies. This highlights how intermittency of wind influences the degree of variability relative to other renewable energy technologies, but does not change its kind. In the second part, management options for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioenergy Outlook: Defending the renewable fuels standard

    Although major advances in climate change and renewable energy policies are unlikely this year, there is still much that can and must be done. It is true that there are major obstacles to progress in Washington DC, but further repeating the discouraging prognosis will not be helpful. Instead, Bioenergy Outlook — BioCycle’s new bioenergy column — will, in this and occasional ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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