January 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: New policies needed to scale up renewable energy

Governments should consider the scaling up of renewable energy as part of economic development strategy, rather than as an environmental strategy with the secondary benefits of job creation. This is o..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Governments should consider the scaling up of renewable energy as part of economic development strategy, rather than as an environmental strategy with the secondary benefits of job creation. This is one of many recommendations from a report exploring financing strategies for large scale deployment of renewable energy projects. The report was authored by the Clean Energy Group, commissioned by the International Energy Agency–Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA–RETD ). IEA–RETD is a cooperation of nine countries under the umbrella of the IEA. Making the switch to large-scale renewable energy systems will require investment with magnitudes in the trillions of dollars. Th

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