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North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015

"North and South America 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 North and South America namely the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. It also presents the major renewable policy frameworks in place in some of the major states in the US and Canada. 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.

Scope

  • The report covers policy measures and incentives used by the major countries in North and South America 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 North and South America.
  • The report provides a platform for comparison of various renewable energy policies across countries. Major countries include the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

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

  • 1.1. List of Tables
  • 1.2. List of Figures

2. Introduction

  • 2.1. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Overview
  • 2.2. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Major Policy Measures
    • 2.2.1. Feed-in Tariff Programs
    • 2.2.2. Renewable Portfolio Standard
    • 2.2.3. Tradable Renewable Energy Certificate Systems
    • 2.2.4. Capital Subsidies, Grants or Rebates
    • 2.2.5. Energy Production Payments and Investments or Other Tax Credits
    • 2.2.6. Tax Reductions
    • 2.2.7. Net Metering
    • 2.2.8. Public Investment Loans
  • 2.3. GlobalData Report Guidance

3. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, US

  • 3.1. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, US, Overview
  • 3.2. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, US, Federal Policies and Incentives
    • 3.2.1. Energy Policy Act, 1992
    • 3.2.2. Energy Policy Act, 2005
    • 3.2.3. Energy Independence and Security Act, 2007
    • 3.2.4. Energy Improvement and Extension Act, 2008
    • 3.2.5. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009
    • 3.2.6. Corporate Tax Credits
    • 3.2.7. Federal Grants
    • 3.2.8. Federal Loan Program
    • 3.2.9. Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System
    • 3.2.10. Renewable Energy Production Incentives
    • 3.2.11. Other Federal Policies
  • 3.3. Federal Incentives, US, Solar Power
    • 3.3.1. Overview
    • 3.3.2. Solar America Initiative
    • 3.3.3. SunShot Initiative
  • 3.4. Federal Incentives, US, Wind Power
  • 3.5. Federal Incentives, US, Small Hydropower
    • 3.5.1. Overview
    • 3.5.2. Hydroelectric Production Incentives
    • 3.5.3. Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement
  • 3.6. Federal Incentives, US, Geothermal Power
    • 3.6.1. Overview
    • 3.6.2. GeoPowering the West Initiative
    • 3.6.3. Geothermal Technologies Program
  • 3.7. Federal Incentives, US, Biomass Power and Biofuels
    • 3.7.1. Overview
    • 3.7.2. Energy Policy Act - Alternative Fuels
    • 3.7.3. Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan
    • 3.7.4. Farm Bill 2008
    • 3.7.5. Energy Independence and Security Act
    • 3.7.6. Federal Tax Credits
    • 3.7.7. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
  • 3.8. Programs Implemented by EPA to Support Renewable Energy
    • 3.8.1. Green Power Partnership
    • 3.8.2. Combined Heat and Power Partnership
  • 3.9. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, US, State-Level Policies and Incentives
    • 3.9.1. Overview
    • 3.9.2. Renewable Portfolio Standards
    • 3.9.3. Renewable Energy Certificates
    • 3.9.4. Public Benefits Funds for Renewable Energy
    • 3.9.5. Interconnection Standards
    • 3.9.6. Net Metering
    • 3.9.7. Property Assessed Clean Energy
  • 3.10. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Iowa
    • 3.10.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Iowa
    • 3.10.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Iowa
    • 3.10.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Iowa
    • 3.10.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Iowa
  • 3.11. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Minnesota
    • 3.11.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Minnesota
    • 3.11.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Minnesota
    • 3.11.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Minnesota
    • 3.11.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Minnesota
  • 3.12. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Washington
    • 3.12.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Washington
    • 3.12.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Washington
    • 3.12.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Washington
    • 3.12.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Electric Vehicles, Washington
  • 3.13. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Colorado
    • 3.13.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Colorado
    • 3.13.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Colorado
    • 3.13.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Colorado
    • 3.13.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Colorado
  • 3.14. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Texas
    • 3.14.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Texas
    • 3.14.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Texas
    • 3.14.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Texas
    • 3.14.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Texas
  • 3.15. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, California
    • 3.15.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, California
    • 3.15.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, California
    • 3.15.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, California
    • 3.15.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, California
    • 3.15.5. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, California
    • 3.15.6. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, California
  • 3.16. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nevada
    • 3.16.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Nevada
  • 3.17. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New Jersey
    • 3.17.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, New Jersey
    • 3.17.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, New Jersey
    • 3.17.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, New Jersey
    • 3.17.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, New Jersey
  • 3.18. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New York
    • 3.18.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, New York
    • 3.18.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, New York
    • 3.18.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, New York
    • 3.18.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, New York
  • 3.19. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Oregon
    • 3.19.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Oregon
    • 3.19.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Oregon
    • 3.19.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Oregon
    • 3.19.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Oregon

4. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Argentina

  • 4.1. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Argentina, Major Policies and Incentives
    • 4.1.1. Renewable Energy in Rural Markets
    • 4.1.2. Law on Promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy for Electricity Production: 26.190
    • 4.1.3. Renewable Energy Generation Program
  • 4.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Argentina
  • 4.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Argentina
    • 4.3.1. National Strategic Plan for Wind Energy
  • 4.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Argentina
    • 4.4.1. Biodiesel Competitiveness Plan
    • 4.4.2. The Biofuel Law
    • 4.4.3. Biodiesel Content Requirement
    • 4.4.4. National Bioenergy Program
  • 4.5. Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Argentina
    • 4.5.1. Energy Efficiency Project
    • 4.5.2. Energy Efficiency Policies for Appliances
    • 4.5.3. National Program for Rational and Efficient Use of Energy

5. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Brazil

  • 5.1. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Brazil, Major Policies and Incentives
    • 5.1.1. Program of Incentives for Alternative Electricity Sources
    • 5.1.2. Renewable Energy Auctions
    • 5.1.3. Alternative Energy Auction LFA-2010 and Reserve Energy Auction LER-2010
    • 5.1.4. Brazil National Climate Change Plan
    • 5.1.5. Luz para Todos Electrification Program
    • 5.1.6. National Biodiesel Program
  • 5.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Brazil
  • 5.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar PV, Brazil
  • 5.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Brazil
    • 5.4.1. International Action Program, Brazil's Hydropower Program
    • 5.4.2. Incentives for Small Hydropower Facilities, Law No. 9648
  • 5.5. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Brazil
    • 5.5.1. National Alcohol Program
    • 5.5.2. Federal and State Taxes on Ethanol
    • 5.5.3. Spending on Biofuels
    • 5.5.4. Social Fuel Stamp Auction System
  • 5.6. Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Brazil
    • 5.6.1. National Energy Efficiency Policy
    • 5.6.2. Regulated Investments in Energy Efficiency
    • 5.6.3. The Energy Efficiency Law
    • 5.6.4. Solar Water Heating Legislation

6. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Mexico

  • 6.1. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Mexico, Major Policies and Incentives
    • 6.1.1. Law for Renewable Energy Usage and Energy Transition Financing
    • 6.1.2. Law for the Use of Renewable Sources of Energy
    • 6.1.3. National Energy Strategy
    • 6.1.4. Mexico Renewable Energy Program
    • 6.1.5. CONAE Program
    • 6.1.6. Large Scale Renewable Energy Development Project
    • 6.1.7. Accelerated Depreciation for Environmental Investment
    • 6.1.8. Wheeling Service Agreement for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
    • 6.1.9. Methodology to Establish Service Charges for the Transmission of Renewable Electricity
    • 6.1.10. Grid Interconnection Contract for Renewable Energy
    • 6.1.11. Renewable Energy Outlook - Vision for 2030 on the Use of Renewable Energy in Mexico
    • 6.1.12. Renewable Energy Promotion-PromovER
  • 6.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Mexico
    • 6.2.1. Integrated Energy Services Project, 2007-2014
  • 6.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind
    • 6.3.1. Technological Development Programs
  • 6.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Mexico
    • 6.4.1. Law for the Promotion and Development of Bioenergy
    • 6.4.2. Sustainable Rural Development Project for the Promotion of Alternative Energy Sources in Agribusiness
    • 6.4.3. Value Added Agribusiness Risk Sharing Schemes
    • 6.4.4. Feasibility Study on Potential for Ethanol and Bio-Diesel Use and Production
    • 6.4.5. Bioenergy Promotion and Development Law
  • 6.5. Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Mexico
    • 6.5.1. Law for Sustainable Use of Energy and the National Program for the Sustainable Use of Energy
    • 6.5.2. Energy Efficiency Program
    • 6.5.3. Compact Fluorescent Lamp Market, Mexico
    • 6.5.4. Green Mortgage Program
    • 6.5.5. Solar Water Heaters Program
    • 6.5.6. Program for Financing of Electric Energy Saving

7. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada

  • 7.1. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada, Major Policies and Incentives
  • 7.2. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada, Provincial Incentives
    • 7.2.1. Eastern Provincial Programs
    • 7.2.2. Western Provincial Programs
  • 7.3. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Alberta
    • 7.3.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Alberta
    • 7.3.2. Alberta, Climate Change Strategy
    • 7.3.3. Alberta, Provincial Energy Strategy
    • 7.3.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Alberta
    • 7.3.5. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Alberta
  • 7.4. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, British Columbia
    • 7.4.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, British Columbia
  • 7.5. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nova Scotia
    • 7.5.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Nova Scotia
    • 7.5.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Nova Scotia
    • 7.5.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Nova Scotia
    • 7.5.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Nova Scotia
  • 7.6. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Ontario
    • 7.6.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Ontario
    • 7.6.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Ontario
    • 7.6.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Ontario
    • 7.6.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, Ontario
    • 7.6.5. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Ontario
    • 7.6.6. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Ontario
  • 7.7. Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Quebec
    • 7.7.1. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Quebec
    • 7.7.2. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Quebec
    • 7.7.3. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, Quebec
    • 7.7.4. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Quebec
    • 7.7.5. Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Quebec

8. Appendix

  • 8.1. Definitions
    • 8.1.1. Power
    • 8.1.2. Installed Capacity
    • 8.1.3. Electricity Generation
    • 8.1.4. Electricity Consumption
    • 8.1.5. Solar Power
    • 8.1.6. Renewable Energy Resources
  • 8.2. Abbreviations
  • 8.3. Bibliography
  • 8.4. Market Definitions
  • 8.5. Methodology
    • 8.5.1. Coverage
    • 8.5.2. Secondary Research
  • 8.6. Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Renewable Energy Market, US, Production Tax Credit ($/kWh), 2014
  • Table 2: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grant Credit Availability and Eligibility, 2013
  • Table 3: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grants by Technology, Share of Value, 2009-2014
  • Table 4: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grants by Technology, Share of Volume, 2009 to July 30, 2013
  • Table 5: Renewable Energy Market, US, Green Power Purchasing Goal (%), 2007-2013
  • Table 6: Solar PV, US, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2001-2015
  • Table 7: Wind Power, US, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2001-2015
  • Table 8: Small Hydropower, US, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2001-2015
  • Table 9: Geothermal Power, US, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2001-2013
  • Table 10: Geothermal Power, US, Geothermal Technologies Program Annual Funding ($m), 2006-2014
  • Table 11: Biopower, US, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2001-2015
  • Table 12: Biofuels, US, Minimum Share of Renewable Fuel (%), 2014
  • Table 13: Biofuels, US, Required Renewable Transport Fuel Sales (billion gallons), 2008-2022
  • Table 14: Gasoline, US, Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit ($/gallon), 2007
  • Table 15: Renewable Power, US, Renewable Portfolio Standards, State Targets, 2014
  • Table 16: Renewable Energy Market, Minnesota, Renewable Portfolio Standards for Xcel Energy and Other Utilities (%), 2010-2025
  • Table 17: Renewable Energy Market, Washington, Renewable Energy Standards (%), 2012-2020 onward
  • Table 18: Renewable Energy Market, Washington, Member-Owned Renewable Energy Program Rate ($/kWh), 2010-2015
  • Table 19: Renewable Energy Market, Colorado, Renewable Portfolio Standard (%), 2007-2020 onward
  • Table 20: Renewable Energy Market, Colorado, Capital Cost Threshold Rates, 2014
  • Table 21: Alternative Fuel, Colorado, Excise Taxes ($/gallon), 2014-2019 onward
  • Table 22: Alternative Fuel, Colorado, Excise Taxes ($/gallon), 2014-2021
  • Table 23: Renewable Energy Market, California, Nominal Feed-in Tariffs ($/kWh), 2012-2020
  • Table 24: Renewable Energy Market, California, Procurement Requirement after Third Renewable Mechanism Auction (MW), 2010-2013
  • Table 25: Renewable Energy Market, California, Go Solar Campaign Program Components, 2007-2016
  • Table 26: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative Program Budget ($m), 2007-2016
  • Table 27: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative Rebate Levels by Incentive Step and Rebate Type, 2012
  • Table 28: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative, Details by Incentive Type, 2013
  • Table 29: Renewable Portfolio Standard, Nevada (%), 2005-2025 onward
  • Table 30: Renewable Energy Market, New Jersey, Renewable Portfolio Standards (%), 2004-2028 onward
  • Table 31: Renewable Energy Market, New Jersey, Solar Alternative Compliance Payment ($/MWh), 2008-2028
  • Table 32: Renewable Energy Market, New Jersey, Initial Eight-Year Schedule of Solar Alternative Compliance Payment ($/MWh), 2008-2016
  • Table 33: Renewable Energy Market, Oregon, Renewable Portfolio Standards (%), 2011-2025
  • Table 34: Renewable Energy Market, Oregon, RPS-Eligible Resource Types Based on Facility Operational Date, 1995-2025
  • Table 35: Renewable Energy Market, Oregon, Renewable Energy Tax Credit, 2013
  • Table 36: Renewable Energy Market, Argentina, Renewable Energy in Rural Markets, Total Program Cost ($m), 2005-2012
  • Table 37: Renewable Energy Auctions, Brazil, 2007-2014
  • Table 38: Biodiesel and Mineral Diesel, Brazil, Federal Taxes
  • Table 39: Renewable Energy Market, Mexico, Energy Efficiency Framework, Loans under Green Mortgage Program (MXN), 2013
  • Table 40: Renewable Energy Market, Canada, Provincial Targets and Policies, 2010-2016
  • Table 41: Biorefining Commercialization and Market Development Program and Bioenergy Infrastructure Development Program Grant Recipients, Alberta, 2007-2011
  • Table 42: Renewable Energy Market, Nova Scotia, Community Feed-in Tariffs (CAD/kWh), 2011
  • Table 43: Renewable Energy Market, Ontario, Feed-in Tariff Prices (CAD/kWh), 2014
  • Table 44: Green Energy Act, Ontario, Additional Price Incentives on Feed-in Tariff, 2014
  • Table 45: Abbreviations

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Renewable Energy Market, US, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 1992-2015
  • Figure 2: Renewable Energy Market, US, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Energy Sources, 2014
  • Figure 3: Renewable Energy Market, US, Production Tax Credit ($/kWh), 2014
  • Figure 4: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grants by Technology, Share of Value (%), 2009-2014
  • Figure 5: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grants by Technology, Volume (%), 2009-2014
  • Figure 6: Solar PV, US, Annual Installed Capacity Addition (GW), 2001-2015
  • Figure 7: Wind Power, US, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2001-2015
  • Figure 8: Small Hydropower, US, Annual Installed Capacity Addition (MW), 2001-2015
  • Figure 9: Geothermal Power, US, Annual Installed Capacity Addition (MW), 2001-2013
  • Figure 10: Biopower, US, Annual Installed Capacity Addition (MW), 2001-2015
  • Figure 11: Biofuels, US, Required Renewable Transport Fuel Sales (billion gallons), 2008-2022
  • Figure 12: Renewable Energy Market, Washington, Renewable Energy Standards (%), 2012-2020 onward
  • Figure 13: Renewable Energy Market, Nevada, Renewable Portfolio Standards (%), 2005-2025 onward
  • Figure 14: Renewable Energy Market, Oregon, Renewable Portfolio Standards (%), 2011-2025
  • Figure 15: Renewable Energy Market, Argentina, Impact Analysis of Policies, 2001-2015
  • Figure 16: Renewable Energy Market, Brazil, Impact Analysis of Policies, 2002-2013
  • Figure 17: Renewable Energy Market, Mexico, Policy Impact Analysis, 2002-2013
  • Figure 18: Renewable Energy Market, Canada, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2000-2015
  • Figure 19: Renewable Energy Market, Canada, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources, 2015
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