READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment: policies for accelerated deployment of renewable energy

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Elsevier Science, Dec 25, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 280 pages

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

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About the author (2012)

Rolf de Vos (MSc.) graduated from the Utrecht University in Physics. Already during his study he specialized as a newspaper journalist (in both sports and science). After graduation he became a fulltime science journalist. Since 1988 he has been working as an energy and environment journalist (editor-in-chief), reporting on climate change issues, sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energy, but also on topics regarding fossil fuels and nuclear energy. As of 2002, he works as a journalist at Ecofys, offering writing and communication services to a large number of clients. His main working fields: policies, technologies, economy and markets regarding the application of energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean fossil fuels, nuclear energy in different sectors: power generation, industry, transport and households.

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