28 Aug '13, 3pm

US most attractive country for renewables investment #green

US most attractive country for renewables investment #green

The Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices study, which ranks 40 countries, shows China and Germany holding their second and third-placed spot with the UK moving up one place to fourth. The report outlines the policies and initiatives that determine a country's position in the rankings. US President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, unveiled in May, set out a variety of clean energy and emissions reduction measures. This included an additional 10GW of renewable energy projects on public lands by 2020 and dates for the first two leasing auctions for the offshore sector were set. China signed a climate change pact with the US in June setting out five actions for reducing emissions. Energy is a key issue in Germany's September’s election. Most political parties favour a reduction in support for renewables to reduce electricity prices but the lack of clear policy statement...

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