The principal objectives of this study are to review the case for renewable electricity generation from onshore wind, offshore wind, and marine, and explore alternative support frameworks and policies that would allow governments to cost-effectively meet near- and long-term objectives for renewa
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This report describes issues that should be considered during the financing stage of hydropower projects and offers suggestions and alternatives to aid in securing financing for small-scale hydropower projects.
This report discusses the results of a pilot study undertaken in early 2010 on wind turbine noise levels. Neighbors living near a 3 turbine, 4.5 MW wind power facility in Maine, United States, complained that the turbine noise was unwelcome and annoying.
This report explores the cost and benefit effects of renewable energy (RE) expansion in the German power and heat sector.
This European Commission communication to the European Parliament and Council concludes that moving towards a low carbon economy needs new technology to be conceived, tested, and then deployed. Public and private investment in energy technology development has to increase substantially.
According to this publication, growth in Canada’s installed wind energy capacity has an impact on the Canadian economy in terms of job creation, direct investment, contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and induced benefits.
This paper focuses on the debate concerning the creation of "low-carbon" jobs. Government action on climate change promises economic opportunity.
This publication asks, “What is the net employment effect of implementing the aggressive scenario outlined in the Tackling Climate Change report?” According to the authors, the question is timely because the broad, aggressive, sustained deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy addres
This report analyses global wind energy and tries to reflect the characteristics and prospects for Chinese wind power.
The U.K. National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) is based on a template set by the European Commission, which asks for the trajectory and measures that will enable the United Kingdom to reach its target for 15 per cent of energy consumption in 2020 to be from renewable sources.