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Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015

"Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015" is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy market in the region.

The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in Europe namely the Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. The report provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of their renewable energy industry. The report also provides major technology specific policies and incentives provided in each of these countries. The report also provides insights to major policy initiatives for the market development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biopower and biofuels.

The report is built using data and information sourced from industry associations, government websites and statutory bodies. The information is also sourced through other secondary research sources such as industry and trade magazines.

Scope

  • The report covers policy measures and incentives used by the major countries in Europe region to promote renewable energy.
  • The report details promotional measures in different countries both for the overall renewable energy industry and for specific renewable energy technologies namely solar, wind, geothermal, hydro and bioenergy.
  • The report also highlights the differences and focus of the renewable energy policy frameworks in different countries in Europe.
  • The report provides a platform for comparison of various renewable energy policies across countries. Major countries include Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey.

Reasons to buy

  • Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about policy decisions being taken on renewable energy by different markets.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in exploiting the renewable energy markets.
  • Compare the level of support provided to different renewable energy technologies in different countries.
  • Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of insights on the future opportunities and critical success factors in the renewable energy market.
  • Be ahead of competition by keeping yourself abreast of all the latest policy changes.

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 5

  • 1.1 List of Tables 9
  • 1.2 List of Figures 12

2 Introduction to Renewable Energy Policy 14

  • 2.1 Overview of Renewable Energy Sources 14
  • 2.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Overview 16
  • 2.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Major Policy Measures 17
  • 2.4 Report Guidance 19

3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Europe 20

  • 3.1 Renewable Energy Market, Overview 20
  • 3.2 Renewable Energy Targets 20
  • 3.3 Renewable Energy Support Policies Comparison 21
  • 3.4 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plans 22

4 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Germany 24

  • 4.1 Renewable Energy Market, Germany, Overview 24
  • 4.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Germany, Major Policies and Incentives 24
  • 4.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Germany 37
  • 4.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Germany 39
  • 4.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, Germany 43
  • 4.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Germany 43
  • 4.7 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Germany 45
  • 4.8 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Germany 47

5 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Spain 50

  • 5.1 Renewable Energy Market, Spain, Overview 50
  • 5.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Spain, Major Policies and Incentives 50
  • 5.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Spain 58
  • 5.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Spain 58
  • 5.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Spain 60
  • 5.6 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Spain 60

6 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Italy 62

  • 6.1 Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Overview 62
  • 6.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Italy, Major Policies and Incentives 63
  • 6.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Italy 74
  • 6.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Italy 80
  • 6.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, Italy 80
  • 6.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Italy 81
  • 6.7 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Italy 81
  • 6.8 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Italy 82

7 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, France 86

  • 7.1 Renewable Energy Market, France, Overview 86
  • 7.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, France, Major Policies and Incentives 86
  • 7.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, France 98
  • 7.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, France 101
  • 7.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, France 103
  • 7.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, France 104
  • 7.7 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, France 105
  • 7.8 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, France 106

8 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Austria 111

  • 8.1 Renewable Energy Market, Austria, Overview 111
  • 8.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Austria, Major Policies and Incentives 111
  • 8.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Austria 121
  • 8.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Austria 122
  • 8.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, Austria 122
  • 8.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Austria 123
  • 8.7 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Austria 125
  • 8.8 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Austria 128

9 Renewable Energy Framework, Netherlands 130

  • 9.1 Renewable Energy Market, Netherlands, Overview 130
  • 9.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Netherlands, Major Policies and Incentives 130
  • 9.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Netherlands 152
  • 9.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Netherlands 153
  • 9.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Netherlands 155
  • 9.6 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Netherlands 156

10 Renewable Energy Framework, Norway 158

  • 10.1 Renewable Energy Market, Norway, Overview 158
  • 10.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Norway, Major Policies and Incentives 159
  • 10.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Norway 172
  • 10.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Norway 175
  • 10.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Norway 175
  • 10.6 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Norway 176

11 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Poland 178

  • 11.1 Renewable Energy Market, Poland, Overview 178
  • 11.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Poland, Major Policies and Incentives 178
  • 11.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Poland 190
  • 11.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Poland 190
  • 11.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Poland 191
  • 11.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Poland 191
  • 11.7 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Poland 193

12 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Sweden 194

  • 12.1 Renewable Energy Market, Sweden, Overview 194
  • 12.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Sweden, Major Policies and Incentives 194
  • 12.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Sweden 201
  • 12.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Sweden 202
  • 12.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Sweden 205
  • 12.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Sweden 206
  • 12.7 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Sweden 207

13 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, UK 212

  • 13.1 Renewable Energy Market, UK, Overview 212
  • 13.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, UK, Major Policies and Incentives 213
  • 13.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, UK 227
  • 13.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, UK 229
  • 13.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, UK 233
  • 13.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, UK 233
  • 13.7 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, UK 235
  • 13.8 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, UK 237

14 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Turkey 244

  • 14.1 Renewable Energy Market, Turkey, Overview 244
  • 14.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Turkey, Major Policies and Incentives 244
  • 14.3 Policy Support for Biofuel, Turkey 252
  • 14.4 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Turkey 253

15 Appendix 256

  • 15.1 Market Definitions 256
  • 15.2 Abbreviations 257
  • 15.3 Sources 260
  • 15.4 Methodology 263
  • 15.5 Disclaimer 264

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables

  • Table 1: Renewable Energy Market, Global, Overview of Various Renewable Energy Sources, 2014 24
  • Table 2: Renewable Energy Market, Europe, Renewable Energy Share and Targets (%), 2014 30
  • Table 3: Renewable Energy Market, Europe, Major Policy Supporting Instruments, 2015 31
  • Table 4: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Targeted Contribution from Renewable Energy (%), 2020-2050 37
  • Table 5: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Expansion Corridor Targets, 2020-2050 37
  • Table 6: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Combined Heat and Power, Bonus, 2013 41
  • Table 7: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Grants by BAFA, 2013 43
  • Table 8: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Solar Power Feed-in Tariff, January to March 2015 47
  • Table 9: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Solar Power Feed-in Tariff, April to June 2015 47
  • Table 10: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Solar Power Feed-In Tariff Degression Rate, 2013 48
  • Table 11: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Wind Power Feed-in Tariffs, 2012 50
  • Table 12: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Hydropower Feed-in Tariffs, 2014 53
  • Table 13: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Biomass Power Feed-in Tariffs, 2012 55
  • Table 14: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Landfill Gas, Sewage Gas and Mine Gas Facility Feed-in Tariffs, 2012 55
  • Table 15: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Biogas, Class I Feedstock Bonus, 2012 56
  • Table 16: Energy Efficiency, Germany, Energy-Efficient Refurbishment Program Grants and Loans, 2013 57
  • Table 17: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Green Power Certificate System Co-efficient Factor, 2014 76
  • Table 18: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Feed-in Tariff I, Technology Eligibility, 2014 77
  • Table 19: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Feed-in Tariff I, 2014 77
  • Table 20: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Feed-in Tariff II (per MWh), 2014 78
  • Table 21: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Premium Tariff I Technology Eligibility, 2014 79
  • Table 22: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Premium Tariff I Tariffs, 2014 80
  • Table 23: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Eligibility Comparison of Feed-in Tariffs and Premium Tariff Schemes, 2014 82
  • Table 24: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Tariffs Provided under Tendering, 2014 83
  • Table 25: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Feed-in Tariffs for PV Systems Installed on Buildings and Fed into Grid, 2014 86
  • Table 26: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Feed-in Tariffs for PV Systems Installed for Self-Consumption, 2014 87
  • Table 27: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Feed-in Tariffs for PV Plants Using Innovative Technology, 2014 87
  • Table 28: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Concentrated PV System Feed-in Tariffs, 2014 88
  • Table 29: Renewable Energy Market, Italy, Solar Thermal, Subsidy, 2014 88
  • Table 30: Renewable Energy Market, France, Tax Credit, 2014 103
  • Table 31: Renewable Energy Market, France, Solar PV Feed-in Tariffs, January 2012 to June 2013 108
  • Table 32: Renewable Energy Market, France, Solar PV Feed-in Tariffs, January 2014 to December 2014 109
  • Table 33: Renewable Energy Market, France, Solar PV Feed-in Tariffs, Degression Rates, 2014 110
  • Table 34: Renewable Energy Market, France, Wind, Feed-in Tariffs, 2014 111
  • Table 35: Renewable Energy Market, France, Geothermal Feed-in Tariffs, 2014 113
  • Table 36: Renewable Energy Market, France, Hydropower Feed-in Tariffs, 2014 113
  • Table 37: Renewable Energy Market, France, Biogas Feed-in Tariffs, 2014 115
  • Table 38: Renewable Energy Market, France, Eco-Interest Loans, Bundle of Works Option, Eligibility, 2014 118
  • Table 39: Renewable Energy Market, France, Eco-interest Loan Eligibility, 2014 118
  • Table 40: Renewable Energy Market, Austria, Feed-in Tariffs, 2013 129
  • Table 41: Renewable Energy Market, Austria, Solar Feed-in Tariffs, 2012-2014 130
  • Table 42: Renewable Energy Market, Austria, Small Hydropower Feed-in Tariffs, 2012 and 2013 133
  • Table 43: Renewable Energy Market, Austria, Biopower Feed-in Tariffs, 2012 and 2013 135
  • Table 44: Renewable Energy Market, Netherlands, SDE+ 2012 Feed-in Tariffs, 2012 145
  • Table 45: Renewable Energy Market, Netherlands, SDE+2013 Feed-in Tariffs, 2013 149
  • Table 46: Renewable Energy Market, Netherlands, SDE+2014 Feed-in Tariffs, 2014 153
  • Table 47: Renewable Energy Market, Netherlands, Guarantees of Origin Participants, 2013 157
  • Table 48: Renewable Power Market, Netherlands, Environmental Protection Tax Levy, 2014 161
  • Table 49: Renewable Energy Market, Norway, Renewable Quota Obligation (certificates per MWh), 2013-2035 171
  • Table 50: Renewable Power Market, Poland, Renewable Quota Obligation (%), 2013-2021 195
  • Table 51: Renewable Energy Market, Sweden, Quota Obligation per MWh, 2012-2035 208
  • Table 52: Renewable Energy, UK, Renewable Obligation, Technology Eligibility, 2014 227
  • Table 53: Renewable Energy, UK, Renewable Obligation (ROCs/MWh), 2009-2016 228
  • Table 54: Renewable Energy, England and Wales, Renewable Obligation by Technology (ROCs/MWh), 2014 229
  • Table 55: Renewable Energy Market, UK, Climate Change Levy, 2012-2015 232
  • Table 56: Renewable Energy Market, UK, Solar Power, Feed-in Tariff (£/kWh), 2015 237
  • Table 57: Renewable Energy Market, UK, Solar Power, Feed-in Tariff (£/kWh), July 2015 to September 2015 238
  • Table 58: Renewable Energy Market, UK, Wind Power, Feed-in Tariff, 2010-2014 239
  • Table 59: Renewable Energy Market, UK, Wind Power, Feed-in Tariff, April 2015 to March 2016 240
  • Table 60: Renewable Energy Market, UK, Hydropower, Feed-in Tariffs, 2010-2016 243
  • Table 61: Renewable Energy Market, UK, Anaerobic Digestion and Combined Heat and Power, Feed-in Tariffs, 2010-2016 245
  • Table 62: Renewable Energy Market, Turkey, Feed-in Tariffs ($/kWh), 2015 259
  • Table 63: Renewable Energy Market, Turkey, Bonus Payment for Made-in Components ($/kWh), 2011 260
  • Table 64: Abbreviations 266

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Policy Timeline, 2006-2015 34
  • Figure 2: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Annual Installations (GW), 2005-2014 35
  • Figure 3: Renewable Power Market, Spain, Policy Timeline, 2004-2014 60
  • Figure 4: Renewable Power Market, Spain, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2004-2014 61
  • Figure 5: Renewable Power Market, Italy, Policy Timeline, 2005-2014 72
  • Figure 6: Renewable Power Market, Italy, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2004-2014 73
  • Figure 7: Renewable Power Market, France, Policy Timeline, 2005-2014 96
  • Figure 8: Renewable Power Market, France, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2004-2014 96
  • Figure 9: Renewable Power Market, Austria, Policy Timeline, 2004-2014 121
  • Figure 10: Renewable Power Market, Austria, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2004-2014 122
  • Figure 11: Renewable Power Market, Netherlands, Policy Timeline, 2005-2014 140
  • Figure 12: Renewable Power Market, Netherlands, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2004-2014 141
  • Figure 13: Renewable Power Market, Norway, Policy Timeline, 2004-2014 168
  • Figure 14: Renewable Power Market, Norway, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2004-2014 169
  • Figure 15: Renewable Power Market, Poland, Policy Timeline, 2005-2014 188
  • Figure 16: Renewable Power Market, Poland, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2004-2014 189
  • Figure 17: Renewable Power Market, Poland, Renewable Quota Obligation (%), 2013-2021 195
  • Figure 18: Renewable Power Market, Sweden, Policy Timeline, 2005-2014 204
  • Figure 19: Renewable Power Market, Sweden, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2004-2014 204
  • Figure 20: Renewable Power Market, the UK, Policy Timeline, 2004-2014 221
  • Figure 21: Renewable Power Market, UK, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2004-2014 222
  • Figure 22: Renewable Power Market, Turkey, Policy Timeline, 2005-2014 254
  • Figure 23: Renewable Power Market, Turkey, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2004-2014 255
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