29 Apr '11, 7pm

Clean-energy future requires more than wind, sun

Clean-energy future requires more than wind, sun Published Friday, 29th April 2011 A new World Economic Forum report argues that scaling up renewables takes more more than public and private infrastructure: it also requires a more flexible regulatory framework and improvements in the electricity grid. “Developing Renewable Energy Capacity” was launched ahead of the coming World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town from 4-6 May. The report asserts that the most important time in a project life cycle is during the preliminary stages before construction begins. This is the crucial point at which projects fall down easiest and also the one stage in which regulation and policy can influence the greatest response. Renewable power capacity has rapidly grown over the past decade, predominantly driven by economic development and an increase in demand for energy. The US in 2009 saw...

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