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Title: Policies for Enabling Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy Internationally: A 21st Century Power Partnership Report

Abstract

This paper explores the policy and regulatory enabling environment for corporate sourcing of renewables. The paper has been developed in support of the Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Campaign, which was launched at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in June 2016. Through the campaign, a subset of CEM member governments is collaborating with corporate and nongovernmental organization partners to facilitate increased corporate procurement of renewables and pursue supportive policies for corporate procurement. This paper finds that policy certainty is essential to creating vibrant markets for renewable energy. While policymakers may need to adjust policy mechanisms over time as markets go through different stages of maturity, they must also consider the economic decisions that end-users make in evaluating projects. Policy interaction is also important to consider because buyers seek assurances that their investments in renewables have impact and wish to make clear claims about their renewable energy purchases.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Center for Resource Solutions, San Francisco, CA (United States)
  3. International Renewable Energy Agency (United Arab Emirates)
  4. World Resources Inst., Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), USDOE Office of International Affairs (IA)
OSTI Identifier:
1360891
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A50-68149
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; corporate sourcing of renewable energy; Clean Energy Ministerial; 21st Century Power Partnership; power purchase agreements; incentives

Citation Formats

Bird, Lori, Heeter, Jenny, O'Shaughnessy, Eric, Speer, Bethany, Cook, Orrin, Jones, Todd, Taylor, Michael, Ralon, Pablo, and Nilson, Emily. Policies for Enabling Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy Internationally: A 21st Century Power Partnership Report. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1360891.
Bird, Lori, Heeter, Jenny, O'Shaughnessy, Eric, Speer, Bethany, Cook, Orrin, Jones, Todd, Taylor, Michael, Ralon, Pablo, & Nilson, Emily. Policies for Enabling Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy Internationally: A 21st Century Power Partnership Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1360891.
Bird, Lori, Heeter, Jenny, O'Shaughnessy, Eric, Speer, Bethany, Cook, Orrin, Jones, Todd, Taylor, Michael, Ralon, Pablo, and Nilson, Emily. 2017. "Policies for Enabling Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy Internationally: A 21st Century Power Partnership Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1360891. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1360891.
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