North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015

North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015

Global Data, Date of Publication: Jun 25, 2015, 256 Pages
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"North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015" offers 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 Executive Summary

2.1 Government Policy Measures Play Vital Role in Renewable Energy Development in North and South America

2.2 The US Leads Renewable Energy Production in North and South America

2.3 Energy Policies and Regulatory Instruments Promoting Renewable Energy in Canada

2.4 Strong Policy Framework Increasing Investment in Renewable Energy in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico

3 Introduction

3.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Overview

3.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Major Policy Measures

3.2.1 Feed-in Tariff Programs

3.2.2 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.2.3 Tradable Renewable Energy Certificate Systems

3.2.4 Capital Subsidies, Grants or Rebates

3.2.5 Energy Production Payments and Investments or Other Tax Credits

3.2.6 Tax Reductions

3.2.7 Net Metering

3.2.8 Public Investment Loans

3.3 GlobalData Report Guidance

4 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, US

4.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, US, Overview

4.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, US, Federal Policies and Incentives

4.2.1 Energy Policy Act, 1992

4.2.2 Energy Policy Act, 2005

4.2.3 Energy Independence and Security Act, 2007

4.2.4 Energy Improvement and Extension Act, 2008

4.2.5 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009

4.2.6 Corporate Tax Credits

4.2.7 Federal Grants

4.2.8 Federal Loan Program

4.2.9 Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System

4.2.10 Renewable Energy Production Incentives

4.2.11 Other Federal Policies

4.3 Federal Incentives, US, Solar Power

4.3.1 Overview

4.3.2 Solar America Initiative

4.3.3 SunShot Initiative

4.4 Federal Incentives, US, Wind Power

4.5 Federal Incentives, US, Small Hydropower

4.5.1 Overview

4.5.2 Hydroelectric Production Incentives

4.5.3 Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement

4.6 Federal Incentives, US, Geothermal Power

4.6.1 Overview

4.6.2 GeoPowering the West Initiative

4.6.3 Geothermal Technologies Program

4.7 Federal Incentives, US, Biomass Power and Biofuels

4.7.1 Overview

4.7.2 Energy Policy Act – Alternative Fuels

4.7.3 Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan

4.7.4 Farm Bill 2008

4.7.5 Energy Independence and Security Act

4.7.6 Federal Tax Credits

4.7.7 Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

4.8 Programs Implemented by EPA to Support Renewable Energy

4.8.1 Green Power Partnership

4.8.2 Combined Heat and Power Partnership

4.9 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, US, State-Level Policies and Incentives

4.9.1 Overview

4.9.2 Renewable Portfolio Standards

4.9.3 Renewable Energy Certificates

4.9.4 Public Benefits Funds for Renewable Energy

4.9.5 Interconnection Standards

4.9.6 Net Metering

4.9.7 Property Assessed Clean Energy

4.10 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Iowa

4.10.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Iowa

4.10.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Iowa

4.10.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Iowa

4.10.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Iowa

4.11 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Minnesota

4.11.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Minnesota

4.11.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Minnesota

4.11.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Minnesota

4.11.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Minnesota

4.12 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Washington

4.12.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Washington

4.12.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Washington

4.12.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Washington

4.12.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Electric Vehicles, Washington

4.13 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Colorado

4.13.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Colorado

4.13.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Colorado

4.13.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Colorado

4.13.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Colorado

4.14 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Texas

4.14.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Texas

4.14.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Texas

4.14.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Texas

4.14.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Texas

4.15 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, California

4.15.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, California

4.15.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, California

4.15.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, California

4.15.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, California

4.15.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, California

4.15.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, California

4.16 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nevada

4.16.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Nevada

4.17 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New Jersey

4.17.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, New Jersey

4.17.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, New Jersey

4.17.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, New Jersey

4.17.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, New Jersey

4.18 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New York

4.18.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, New York

4.18.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, New York

4.18.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, New York

4.18.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, New York

4.19 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Oregon

4.19.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Oregon

4.19.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Oregon

4.19.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Oregon

4.19.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Oregon

5 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Argentina

5.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Argentina, Major Policies and Incentives

5.1.1 Renewable Energy in Rural Markets

5.1.2 Law on Promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy for Electricity Production: 26.190

5.1.3 Renewable Energy Generation Program

5.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Argentina

5.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Argentina

5.3.1 National Strategic Plan for Wind Energy

5.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Argentina

5.4.1 Biodiesel Competitiveness Plan

5.4.2 The Biofuel Law

5.4.3 Biodiesel Content Requirement

5.4.4 National Bioenergy Program

5.5 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Argentina

5.5.1 Energy Efficiency Project

5.5.2 Energy Efficiency Policies for Appliances

5.5.3 National Program for Rational and Efficient Use of Energy

6 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Brazil

6.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Brazil, Major Policies and Incentives

6.1.1 Program of Incentives for Alternative Electricity Sources

6.1.2 Renewable Energy Auctions

6.1.3 Alternative Energy Auction LFA-2010 and Reserve Energy Auction LER-2010

6.1.4 Brazil National Climate Change Plan

6.1.5 Luz para Todos Electrification Program

6.1.6 National Biodiesel Program

6.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Brazil

6.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar PV, Brazil

6.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Brazil

6.4.1 International Action Program, Brazil’s Hydropower Program

6.4.2 Incentives for Small Hydropower Facilities, Law No. 9648

6.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Brazil

6.5.1 National Alcohol Program

6.5.2 Federal and State Taxes on Ethanol

6.5.3 Spending on Biofuels

6.5.4 Social Fuel Stamp Auction System

6.6 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Brazil

6.6.1 National Energy Efficiency Policy

6.6.2 Regulated Investments in Energy Efficiency

6.6.3 The Energy Efficiency Law

6.6.4 Solar Water Heating Legislation

7 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Mexico

7.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Mexico, Major Policies and Incentives

7.1.1 Law for Renewable Energy Usage and Energy Transition Financing

7.1.2 Law for the Use of Renewable Sources of Energy

7.1.3 National Energy Strategy

7.1.4 Mexico Renewable Energy Program

7.1.5 CONAE Program

7.1.6 Large Scale Renewable Energy Development Project

7.1.7 Accelerated Depreciation for Environmental Investment

7.1.8 Wheeling Service Agreement for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources

7.1.9 Methodology to Establish Service Charges for the Transmission of Renewable Electricity

7.1.10 Grid Interconnection Contract for Renewable Energy

7.1.11 Renewable Energy Outlook – Vision for 2030 on the Use of Renewable Energy in Mexico

7.1.12 Renewable Energy Promotion-PromovER

7.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Mexico

7.2.1 Integrated Energy Services Project, 2007–2014

7.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind

7.3.1 Technological Development Programs

7.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Mexico

7.4.1 Law for the Promotion and Development of Bioenergy

7.4.2 Sustainable Rural Development Project for the Promotion of Alternative Energy Sources in Agribusiness

7.4.3 Value Added Agribusiness Risk Sharing Schemes

7.4.4 Feasibility Study on Potential for Ethanol and Bio-Diesel Use and Production

7.4.5 Bioenergy Promotion and Development Law

7.5 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Mexico

7.5.1 Law for Sustainable Use of Energy and the National Program for the Sustainable Use of Energy

7.5.2 Energy Efficiency Program

7.5.3 Compact Fluorescent Lamp Market, Mexico

7.5.4 Green Mortgage Program

7.5.5 Solar Water Heaters Program

7.5.6 Program for Financing of Electric Energy Saving

8 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada

8.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada, Major Policies and Incentives

8.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada, Provincial Incentives

8.2.1 Eastern Provincial Programs

8.2.2 Western Provincial Programs

8.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Alberta

8.3.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Alberta

8.3.2 Alberta, Climate Change Strategy

8.3.3 Alberta, Provincial Energy Strategy

8.3.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Alberta

8.3.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Alberta

8.4 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, British Columbia

8.4.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, British Columbia

8.5 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nova Scotia

8.5.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Nova Scotia

8.5.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Nova Scotia

8.5.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Nova Scotia

8.5.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Nova Scotia

8.6 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Ontario

8.6.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Ontario

8.6.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Ontario

8.6.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Ontario

8.6.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, Ontario

8.6.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Ontario

8.6.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Ontario

8.7 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Quebec

8.7.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Quebec

8.7.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Quebec

8.7.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, Quebec

8.7.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Quebec

8.7.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Quebec

9 Appendix

9.1 Definitions

9.1.1 Power

9.1.2 Installed Capacity

9.1.3 Electricity Generation

9.1.4 Electricity Consumption

9.1.5 Solar Power

9.1.6 Renewable Energy Resources

9.2 Abbreviations

9.3 Bibliography

9.4 Market Definitions

9.5 Coverage

9.6 Methodology

9.6.1 Secondary Research

9.7 Contact Us

9.8 Disclaimer

List Of Tables

Table 1: Renewable Power Market, North and South America, Promotional Policies, 2014 12

Table 2: Renewable Energy Market, US, Production Tax Credit ($/kWh), 2014 23

Table 3: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grant Credit Availability and Eligibility, 2013 25

Table 4: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grants by Technology, Share of Value, 2009–2014 27

Table 5: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grants by Technology, Share of Volume, 2009 to July 30, 2013 28

Table 6: Renewable Energy Market, US, Green Power Purchasing Goal (%), 2007–2013 32

Table 7: Solar PV, US, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2001–2015 35

Table 8: Wind Power, US, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2001–2015 38

Table 9: Small Hydropower, US, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2001–2015 40

Table 10: Geothermal Power, US, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2001–2013 42

Table 11: Geothermal Power, US, Geothermal Technologies Program Annual Funding ($m), 2006–2014 43

Table 12: Biopower, US, Annual Installed Capacity (MW), 2001–2015 45

Table 13: Biofuels, US, Minimum Share of Renewable Fuel (%), 2014 48

Table 14: Biofuels, US, Required Renewable Transport Fuel Sales (billion gallons), 2008–2022 48

Table 15: Gasoline, US, Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit ($/gallon), 2007 50

Table 16: Renewable Power, US, Renewable Portfolio Standards, State Targets, 2014 53

Table 17: Renewable Energy Market, Minnesota, Renewable Portfolio Standards for Xcel Energy and Other Utilities (%), 2010–2025 61

Table 18: Renewable Energy Market, Washington, Renewable Energy Standards (%), 2012–2020 onward 67

Table 19: Renewable Energy Market, Washington, Member-Owned Renewable Energy Program Rate ($/kWh), 2010–2015 69

Table 20: Renewable Energy Market, Colorado, Renewable Portfolio Standard (%), 2007–2020 onward 74

Table 21: Renewable Energy Market, Colorado, Capital Cost Threshold Rates, 2014 77

Table 22: Alternative Fuel, Colorado, Excise Taxes ($/gallon), 2014–2019 onward 80

Table 23: Alternative Fuel, Colorado, Excise Taxes ($/gallon), 2014–2021 82

Table 24: Renewable Energy Market, California, Nominal Feed-in Tariffs ($/kWh), 2012–2020 92

Table 25: Renewable Energy Market, California, Procurement Requirement after Third Renewable Mechanism Auction (MW), 2010–2013 92

Table 26: Renewable Energy Market, California, Go Solar Campaign Program Components, 2007–2016 94

Table 27: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative Program Budget ($m), 2007–2016 94

Table 28: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative Rebate Levels by Incentive Step and Rebate Type, 2012 95

Table 29: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative, Details by Incentive Type, 2013 95

Table 30: Renewable Portfolio Standard, Nevada (%), 2005–2025 onward 101

Table 31: Renewable Energy Market, New Jersey, Renewable Portfolio Standards (%), 2004–2028 onward 105

Table 32: Renewable Energy Market, New Jersey, Solar Alternative Compliance Payment ($/MWh), 2008–2028 110

Table 33: Renewable Energy Market, New Jersey, Initial Eight-Year Schedule of Solar Alternative Compliance Payment ($/MWh), 2008–2016 112

Table 34: Renewable Energy Market, Oregon, Renewable Portfolio Standards (%), 2011–2025 121

Table 35: Renewable Energy Market, Oregon, RPS-Eligible Resource Types Based on Facility Operational Date, 1995–2025 122

Table 36: Renewable Energy Market, Oregon, Renewable Energy Tax Credit, 2013 125

Table 37: Renewable Energy Market, Argentina, Renewable Energy in Rural Markets, Total Program Cost ($m), 2005–2012 131

Table 38: Renewable Energy Auctions, Brazil, 2007–2014 141

Table 39: Biodiesel and Mineral Diesel, Brazil, Federal Taxes 148

Table 40: Renewable Energy Market, Mexico, Energy Efficiency Framework, Loans under Green Mortgage Program (MXN), 2013 161

Table 41: Renewable Energy Market, Canada, Provincial Targets and Policies, 2010–2016 164

Table 42: Biorefining Commercialization and Market Development Program and Bioenergy Infrastructure Development Program Grant Recipients, Alberta, 2007–2011 171

Table 43: Renewable Energy Market, Nova Scotia, Community Feed-in Tariffs (CAD/kWh), 2011 179

Table 44: Renewable Energy Market, Ontario, Feed-in Tariff Prices, 2014 182

Table 45: Green Energy Act, Ontario, Additional Price Incentives on Feed-in Tariff, 2014 183

Table 46: Abbreviations 196

List Of Figures

Figure 1: Wind Power, US, Annual Installed Capacity Addition (GW), 2001–2015

Figure 2: Renewable Energy Market, US, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 1992–2015

Figure 3: Renewable Energy Market, US, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Energy Sources, 2014

Figure 4: Renewable Energy Market, US, Production Tax Credit ($/kWh), 2014

Figure 5: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grants by Technology, Share of Value (%), 2009–2014

Figure 6: Renewable Energy Market, US, Treasury Grants by Technology, Volume (%), 2009–2014

Figure 7: Solar PV, US, Annual Installed Capacity Addition (GW), 2001–2015

Figure 8: Wind Power, US, Annual Installed Capacity (GW), 2001–2015

Figure 9: Small Hydropower, US, Annual Installed Capacity Addition (MW), 2001–2015

Figure 10: Geothermal Power, US, Annual Installed Capacity Addition (MW), 2001–2013

Figure 11: Biopower, US, Annual Installed Capacity Addition (MW), 2001–2015

Figure 12: Biofuels, US, Required Renewable Transport Fuel Sales (billion gallons), 2008–2022

Figure 13: Renewable Energy Market, Washington, Renewable Energy Standards (%), 2012–2020 onward

Figure 14: Renewable Energy Market, Nevada, Renewable Portfolio Standards (%), 2005–2025 onward

Figure 15: Renewable Energy Market, Oregon, Renewable Portfolio Standards (%), 2011–2025

Figure 16: Renewable Energy Market, Argentina, Impact Analysis of Policies, 2001–2015

Figure 17: Renewable Energy Market, Brazil, Impact Analysis of Policies, 2002–2013

Figure 18: Renewable Energy Market, Mexico, Policy Impact Analysis, 2002–2013

Figure 19: Renewable Energy Market, Canada, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2000–2015

Figure 20: Renewable Energy Market, Canada, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources, 2015

 

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