Renewable energy: policy considerations for deploying renewables
This information paper reviews the strategic drivers for renewable energy and the barriers to deployment of RE technologies as well as the policy tools to overcome obstacles to deployment. Chapter 2 reviews strategic drivers for renewable energy and maps countries according to their energy dependence and economic strength. Chapter 3 identifies the general barriers that RE technologies face and provides concrete examples of the types of problems arising for different technologies. The last chapter focuses on the specific barriers to the diffusion of RE technologies in developing countries and presents ways to overcome these. This is particularly important because RE technologies are already cost‐competitive for off‐grid applications in these regions, but specific barriers are holding back progress.