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RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICIES - GLOBAL EXPERIENCES

RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICIES - GLOBAL EXPERIENCES

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by Dr. Pradeep Monga
by Dr. Pradeep Monga

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RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICIES-GLOBAL EXPERIENCES
Dr. Pradeep MongaChief, Renewable and Rural EnergyECC Branch, UNIDO
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UNIDO and Renewable EnergyUNIDO and Renewable Energy
Access to energyis a prerequisite for sustainabledevelopmentRenewable energy is a viable optionfor on / off gridelectrification, industrial applications, and for enhancing energy and climate securityLinking renewable energy with productive usescancreate employment opportunities, raise income levelsand improve quality of lifeCONTEXT
 
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*Promoting renewable energy for on / off gridelectrification and industrial applications*Enhancing access of the rural poor to affordableand sustainable energy services*Supporting training and capacity building for manufacture, local assembly and maintenance of renewable energy technologies / systems*Organizing global forum activities*Providing strategic expert advice on renewableenergy technologies and policy planning includinginstitutional framework
Current Focus of UNIDO RE ProgrammeCurrent Focus of UNIDO RE Programme
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At present,At present,Renewables account for aboutRenewables account for about18% of 18% of Global Primary EnergyGlobal Primary Energy
Renewables Power capacity excluding large hydroRenewables Power capacity excluding large hydro--power touchedpower touched240 GW240 GWin 2006.in 2006.
Investments in New Renewable Capacity crossedInvestments in New Renewable Capacity crossed$100$100BillionBillionin 2007in 2007
Fastest growth taking place inFastest growth taking place inSolar PV, Thermal, WindSolar PV, Thermal, Windand Biofuelsand Biofuels – –Ethanol and BioEthanol and Bio--dieseldiesel
There are immense untappedThere are immense untappedopportunitiesopportunitiesto promoteto promoterenewable energy for power generation and industrialrenewable energy for power generation and industrialapplicationsapplications
Renewable Energy at the Global LevelRenewable Energy at the Global Level(REN 21 and Other Reports)(REN 21 and Other Reports)
 
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Rising oil prices, peak oil and climate change issues areshaping global energy agenda. Renewable energy has becomeaviable commercial option for power generation and fuelswitching in industry at most places.
Matching appropriate renewable energy technology withrequired energy services for specific industry –a challenge
Promoting renewable energy
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Makes economic sense
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Replaces fossil fuels and reduces GHG emissions
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Enhances productivity and competitiveness
To address barriers to RE development,rightpolicies are needed for sending right signals toinvestors and markets for wide scale adoptionof RETs
Why do we need to promote right policies for Why do we need to promote right policies for renewable energy markets?renewable energy markets?
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There are a number of barriers to Renewable EnergyThere are a number of barriers to Renewable EnergyDevelopment such asDevelopment such as-RETsRETsoften require higher upfront costs, and lack of information, technical manpower and markets further constrain their development
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Also subsidies for conventional energy provide unfair disadvantage to RE since economic, social andenvironmental benefits of RE not taken into account
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Although RET prices are decreasing through up scaling&technological evolution, but there is a need to create alevel play field –through appropriate policies andregulatory enabling framework
Renewable Energy Policy FrameworkRenewable Energy Policy Framework

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