24 Nov '11, 1am

New IEA Report on Renewable Energy Costs & Policy (IEA Nails It!)

New IEA Report on Renewable Energy Costs & Policy (IEA Nails It!)

“But even where RE technologies could be competitive, deployment can be delayed or prevented by barriers related to, for example, regulatory and policy uncertainty, institutional and administrative arrangements or infrastructure designed with fossil fuels in mind that may be unsuited to more distributed energy supply or the high up-front capital demand of RE technologies. Sustainability and social acceptance can also be critical issues for some technologies. In particular, regulatory and policy uncertainty may play a very significant role, even when economic barriers are removed, as shown by the analysis of the performance of financial support mechanisms in the next section”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/23/new-iea-report-on-ren...

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