Policy choices shape wind energy success



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A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows a set of conditions that must be fulfilled in order to best harness wind, to attract investment and to help anticipate the effects of possible policy options for new and emerging markets.

A new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows a set of conditions that must be fulfilled in order to best harness wind, to attract investment and to help anticipate the effects of possible policy options for new and emerging markets. The report identifies and reviews the history of significant policy and regulatory measures that have contributed to the successful development of wind energy with a focus on 12 leading markets – Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the UK and the US – providing the most comprehensive analysis of wind energy policy yet produced.