16 Jun '11, 6pm

Why is Asia such an important region for clean #energy deployment? WRI experts respond

Why is Asia such an important region for clean #energy deployment? WRI experts respond

These countries can develop good models of what we refer to as “smart renewable energy policy” , but if they want to scale them up to the level that is necessary to meet the huge energy challenge Asia faces, they will need international financial support. For example, both India and Thailand pay guaranteed prices to renewable energy producers, paid for with a surcharge on electricity. They are supporting renewable energy with their own resources. Yet their resources are limited, so their support for renewables can only go so far. Donors need to step in, build on existing successes and help bring them to scale. A meeting like ACEF brings donor institutions and in-country experts together and provides an opportunity to form the partnerships necessary to expand on countries’ successes so far.

Full article: http://www.wri.org/stories/2011/06/wri-experts-asias-clea...

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