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IEA Recognizes Potential of Renewable Energy Sector

For many investors, renewable energy remains a somewhat forbidding topic.

What seems to be the best sure-fire bet? Solar? Wind? Geothermal? Tidal? Biomass?

Now the redoubtable International Energy Agency is to publish in July an invaluable guidebook for the perplexed, “Deploying Renewables -- Best and Future Policy Practice,” 182 pages, ISBN 978-92-64-12490-5, paper €100, PDF €80 (2011)

According to the IEA’s bookshop, “Growth is focused on a few of the available technologies, and rapid deployment is confined to a relatively small number of countries. In more advanced markets, managing support costs and system integration of large shares of renewable energy in a time of economic weakness and budget austerity has sparked vigorous political debate.

The IEA’s new report, Deploying Renewables 2011: Best and Future Policy Practice:

• Provides a comprehensive review and analysis of renewable energy policy and market trends;
• Analyses in detail the dynamics of deployment and provides best-practice policy principles for different stages of market maturity;
• Assesses the impact and cost-effectiveness of support policies using new methodological tools and indicators;
• Investigates the strategic reasons underpinning the pursuit of RE deployment by different countries and the prospects for globalization of RE.”

Directly addressing the potential investor IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said, “A portfolio of renewable energy…




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