Renewable Energy Policy Options for China: A Comparison of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Feed-in Tariffs, and Tendering Policies


Center for Resource Solutions
Ryan Wiser
Jan Hamrin
Meredith Wingate
1 June 2002

This report reviews experiences with renewable portfolio standards, feed-in tariffs, and tendering policies in the United States and European Union and analyzes their advantages and disadvantages. The report concludes with potential application of these policy options in China. The report also outlines key criteria for evaluating success of renewable energy policies.