24 May '11, 6pm

PRESS RELEASE: New Paper Lays Out Smart Policies for Renewable Energy Growth

Photo credit: Wikimedia/Eclipse.sx Offers six principles of smart energy policy for developing countries A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that 77 percent of the world’s energy could come from renewable sources by 2050, as long as governments adopt the right policies. A new working paper, Grounding Green Power , outlines the key components of smart renewable energy policy in developing countries, focusing on the electrical power sector. The paper, from the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation , suggests priorities for international donors looking to make the most efficient investments in clean energy. “Helping to build a wind farm is a good thing, but when donors support policies that bring down the cost of renewables, they lay t...

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