This report describes Finland’s approach to sustainable solid biomass supply based on forest wood resources. Active management allows carbon storage in forests to grow while more energy is extracted from them.
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This paper analyses the socioeconomic benefits renewable energy projects bring to regions, including diversification of energy supply, enhanced regional and rural development opportunities, and creation of a domestic industry and employment opportunities.
Experiences with regard to deployment of solar photovoltaics (PV) in European Union Member States show that feed-in tariffs are the most successful support scheme for PV market introduction. However, implementing feed-in tariffs alone does not guarantee the creation of PV markets.
This report highlights the paths—in some cases accelerated—that the European Union, United States and other “solar-friendly” countries have chosen to reach their goals of growing the solar market, combatting climate change and creating jobs and economic opportunities through 2020.
This report outlines the three basic problems that the current world energy supply is facing including limitation of fossil fuel resources, climate change by carbon dioxide emission, insecurity by nuclear weapon competence and radioactive materials.
This document, published by the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Executive Committee, begins with an overview of national activities and key trends. The next section includes the individual reports from each of the Member countries.
This paper provides a general background on utility-scale geothermal power and seeks to teach the readers a basic understanding of geothermal power, as well as build a solid foundation for further understanding of the technical, economic and policy dimensions of geothermal power worldwide.
This paper synthesizes findings from technology mapping studies of the renewable energy supply, residential and commercial buildings and transport sectors. The objective of the mapping studies was to identify key climate-mitigation technologies and associated goods.
This report discusses the opportunities and issues associated with co-firing biomass and municipal/industrial wastes within existing coal-fired plants.
This report is written with the goal to describe and analyse the feed-in tariff designs applied in the Member States of the European Union. Designs to reduce the electricity generation costs as well as the costs for society are presented and investigated.