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READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment

Book Description

Are you developing strategies for a future sustainable energy supply? Are you designing policies to deploy renewable energy technologies in your country? Are you looking for new tools and measures to make your policies more effective? Are you planning to make decisions on renewable energy investments in certain countries and are you checking their policy robustness?

Let the IEA guide you into successful, efficient and effective policies and decisions for accelerating deployment of renewable energy. Learn about the six policy actions that are essential ingredients for your policy portfolio:

  • Alliance Building
  • Communicating
  • Target Setting
  • Integration in economic policies
  • Optimizing  existing instruments and
  • Neutralizing disadvantages on the playing field

This book shows why and how successful renewable energy strategies work. Many recent and actual examples of best cases and experiences in policies--based on literature and interviews--show how policies can best mobilize national and international renewable energy business and the financial institutions, while creating broad support. The book is an initiative of the IEA-RETD, an international agreement between nine countries to investigate and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy deployment.



  • Presents you with a variety of policy options that have been proven to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies
  • Based on experiences around the world at the local, regional and national levels
  • Includes the IEA’s ACTION star, a decision-making tool for developing a consolidated renewables policy framework
  • Find inspiration in this guide’s depiction of the significant renewable energy developments to date and the many examples of successful policies featured

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
    1. Accelerating renewable energy technology deployment
  7. About IEA-RETD
    1. IEA-RETD Objectives and Target Groups
    2. Disclaimer
  8. READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment
    1. Six Policy Actions for Accelerated Deployment
    2. Ready to Get on Track
    3. The Change Needs to Start Now
    4. Current Trends are the Basis for Further Acceleration
    5. New Priorities in Energy Investment
    6. Policies are Needed to Overcome Barriers, Challenges, and Misperceptions
    7. Improving the Risk-Reward Ratio to Attract New Financing
    8. READy to Learn from Exemplary Policies
    9. Action Star Recommendations
    10. Alliance Building to Lead the Paradigm Change
    11. Communicating and Creating Awareness on all Levels
    12. Target Setting at all Levels of Government
    13. Integrating of Renewables into Institutional, Economic, Social, and Technical Decision-Making Processes
    14. Optimizing of Policy Instruments
    15. Neutralizing of Disadvantages and Misconceptions
    16. Roadmap To READy
  9. List of Case Studies
  10. Figures
  11. Tables
  12. Part One: Trends and Outlooks
    1. Chapter One. Global and Regional Trends in Renewable Energy
      1. 1.1 Renewable Energy Markets
      2. 1.2 Electricity Market Trends: Rapid Growth
      3. 1.3 Transportation Market Trends: A Mixed Picture
      4. 1.4 Heating/Cooling Market Trends: Slow Awakening of the “Sleeping Giant”
      5. 1.5 Investments Increasing at all Development Stages
      6. 1.6 Cost Trends and Future Prospects
      7. 1.7 Policy Trends
      8. 1.8 International Players
      9. 1.9 Near-Term Market Outlook
      10. 1.10 Global Wind Market Projections
      11. 1.11 Global Solar PV Market Projections
      12. 1.12 To Get Ready for the Next Step
    2. Chapter Two. What Is Possible and by When?
      1. 2.1 Relevant and Authoritative Scenarios
      2. 2.2 The Scenarios
      3. 2.3 To Get Ready for the Next Step
    3. Chapter Three. Drivers and Barriers
  13. Part Two: Policy Experiences and Lessons Learned
    1. Chapter Four. Policies to Get on Track: An Overview
      1. 4.1 Different Policies for Differentiated Markets and Technologies
      2. 4.2 Types of Policies—Direct Support
      3. 4.3 Types of Policies—Indirect Support
      4. 4.4 Efficient and Effective Policies
      5. 4.5 Roadmap for Part Two
    2. Chapter Five. Policies for Power Markets
      1. 5.1 Overview—Policies for Renewable Electricity
      2. 5.2 Regulatory Policies
      3. 5.3 Lessons Learned—Policies for Renewable Electricity
      4. 5.4 Quantity- and Price-Based Regulations
      5. 5.5 Experiences With Quantity-Based Policies
      6. 5.6 Experiences with Price-Based Policies—Feed-in Tariffs (FIT)
      7. 5.7 Key Elements for Success
      8. 5.8 Recommendations for the Electricity Sector
    3. Chapter Six. Transportation Policies
      1. 6.1 Overview—Policies for Renewable Transportation
      2. 6.2 Lessons Learned—Policies for Renewable Transportation
      3. 6.3 Recommendations for the Transportation Sector
    4. Chapter Seven. Heating and Cooling Policies
      1. 7.1 Renewable H/C—Why It’s Unique
      2. 7.2 Overview—Policies for Renewable H/C
      3. 7.3 Lessons Learned: Policies for Heating and Cooling
      4. 7.4 Recommendations for the H/C sector
    5. Chapter Eight. Energy Systems Change—Policies for the Transition
      1. 8.1 Policies for Transforming the Energy System
    6. Chapter Nine. Local Policies
      1. 9.1 Overview of Local Options
      2. 9.2 Lessons Learned: Findings from Local Policies
    7. Chapter Ten. Policies for Financing Renewables
  14. Part Three: Getting on Track: Lessons Learned for the Road Ahead
    1. Chapter Eleven. Getting on Track: Lessons Learned for the Road Ahead
      1. 11.1 The Urgency for Acting Now!
      2. 11.2 The Action Star for Decision Makers
  15. Appendix A. Players in the Field
    1. A.1 International Financial Institutions and National Development Agencies
    2. A.2 Non-governmental organizations
    3. A.3 Private Sector—Industry Groups and Other Players
  16. Appendix B. Renewable Energy Technologies
    1. B.1 Wind Energy
    2. B.2 Biomass and Waste
    3. B.3 Solar Energy
    4. B.4 Hydropower
    5. B.5 Ocean Energies
    6. B.6 Geothermal Energy for Power
    7. B.7 Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies
    8. B.8. Renewable Transportation Technologies
  17. Appendix C. References
    1. References for Case Studies (In Addition to Sources Listed Elsewhere)
  18. Appendix D. Relevant RETD Studies
  19. Abbreviations and Acronyms
  20. Subject Index