Projecttitle:
Policy Instruments to Support RE Industrial Value Chain Development
Project description:

The discussion on increasing rates of renewable energy technology (RET) deployment seems to have shifted from why to how. While the cost debate still is important, with falling prices for RETs and fast growing deployment, capturing the benefits of RET deployment slowly becomes the focus of the public and scientific discussion. First studies on employment effects have been published. Though employment and value added are two sides of roughly the same coin, a study of the value chain allows for a specific focus and additional information for policy makers on how to strengthen their countries position in RET deployment. The overarching questions for policy makers are:

  • 1. How can RET investments be turned into drivers and catalysts for sustainable development and value creation with a maximum of tangible benefits for local populations?
  • 2. What policy instruments are most effective for achieving these outcomes? The discussion on increasing rates of renewable energy technology (RET) deployment seems to have shifted from why to how. While the cost debate still is important, with falling prices for RETs and fast growing deployment, capturing the benefits of RET deployment slowly becomes the focus of the public and scientific discussion. First studies on employment effects have been published. Though employment and value added are two sides of roughly the same coin, a study of the value chain allows for a specific focus and additional information for policy makers on how to strengthen their countries position in RET deployment.

The overarching questions for policy makers are:

  • 1. How can RET investments be turned into drivers and catalysts for sustainable development and value creation with a maximum of tangible benefits for local populations?
  • 2. What policy instruments are most effective for achieving these outcomes?

Publications

IEA-RETD (2014): Policy Instruments to Support Renewable Energy Industrial Value Chain Development (RE-ValuePolicies), [Lehr, U., B. Breitschopf & G. Vidican; GWS/FraunhoferISI/German Development Institute] IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD), Utrecht.
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Duration:
2013
Contracting entity:
IEA-RETD
Cooperation partner:
Fraunhofer ISI
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Alias:
revalue