Policy choices shape wind power 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.

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 USA. For wind energy to have a credible long-term future, a strong political support is needed, along with a long-term target supported by a stable and uniform remuneration scheme.