Category Action on Deployment


The READy book presents a kaleidoscope of policy options that have proven to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies, based on experiences around the world at the local
to national levels. Lessons learned from successful cases reviewed in the book are distilled into six essential action points. Together these categories of policy actions compose the ACTION Star, a guide for taking action now while preparing for growth over the long term.

Policy makers play a key role in accelerating renewable energy deployment.

There is growing consensus that a transformation of the energy sys­tem must begin immediately...

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Renewable Energy Action on Deployment

Executive Summary

The ACTION star

The ACTION star is a graphic representation of six key policy actions that the RETD recommends for successful acceleration of renewable energy deployment. It is a simple tool for policy makers to develop and analyze their portfolio of poli­cies for renewable energy deployment.

ACTION is the acronym for six required categories of policy actions:

image7A: Build alliances and reach agreements among policy makers and with relevant stakeholders including industry members, consumers, investors, and others.

C: Communicate and gather knowledge about renewable energy resources, technologies, and issues to create awareness on all levels, address concerns of stakeholders, and build up the needed work force.

T: Clarify the goals and set ambitious targets on all levels of g...

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Already, the renewable energy industries have made enormous progress and taken substantial steps along the learning curve, and many renewable energy technologies are experiencing high rates of market growth. Nevertheless, policy and decision makers require a step change to stimulate wider deployment of renewable energy technologies and to avoid further lock-in effects of investments in conventional energy technologies.

IEA-RETD aims to demonstrate the need for action and to motivate relevant players to take advantage of the current window of opportunity...

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Renewable energy will play a critical role in de-carbonizing the energy sec­tor, reducing the costs associated with climate change impacts and adaptation, providing energy access to all, and securing long-term energy security at affordable costs. However, it is widely recognized that the establishment of a more sustainable, low-carbon energy system, based largely on renewable energy, will require a major transition in the energy sector and beyond in both scale and scope.

The International Conference for Renewable Energies in Bonn, Germany, in June 2004, was the first of a series of major international conferences to address questions such as how to substantially increase the share of renewables in global energy supply, and how to better make use of their potential and advantages...

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Accelerating renewable energy technology deployment

Renewable energy technologies are on the verge of a new era. In many countries and regions, renewable energy is already responsible for meeting a substantial share of energy demand. The rapid and substantial progress of renewable energy in recent years has been driven by policies of local, national and regional authorities, in close cooperation with the business community, as well as continued technological innovation and cost reduc­tions in energy generated with renewable sources.

Progress in building new energy systems is already considerable. But issues like energy independence, eradicating energy poverty, combating climate change and improving the crisis-robustness of energy systems are asking to accelerate the deployment of renewables...

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