30 Years of Wind Energy Policies - Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets
The report 30 Years of Policies for Wind Energy: Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets was jointly produced by GWEC and IRENA.¬† This report identifies and reviews significant policy and regulatory measures that have contributed to the successful development of wind energy across major markets in Asia, Europe, North and South America over the last three decades.
It provides an insight into the strengths of diverse policy design decisions across 12 of the important existing markets. These markets are Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the case of India and the United States, particular state legislations complement federal legislation and these were studied in more detail.The twelve markets studied here are of various sizes, display a wide range of policy options and diverse market dynamics. All have shown high market dynamism and represent interesting case studies.
Wind Power and Water
Wind power uses less water than almost any other power generation technology, the Global Wind Energy Council emphasised today, on UN World Water Day. The wind industry calls on policy makers to take this into account in the critical and urgent decisions which will determine the character of the world‚Äôs power generation infrastructure for decades to come.