June 2017 saw a number of policy changes in the global renewable power market.
In the Americas, in the US, President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. Alberta’s residential and commercial solar program was launched. Columbia pledged 100% from renewables by 2036. Florida Governor Rick Scott approved Senate Bill (SB) 90 and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval turned down the bipartisan bill AB206 as well as selecting not to raise the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). US Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado put forward legislation to bolster hydropower.
The Canadian province of Quebec launched its energy policy’s 2017-2020 action plan. The Nicaraguan government consented to new reference price bands for contracting new renewable power generation. The Brazilian Senate’s Commission of Environment, Consumer Protection and Inspection and Control (CMA) consented to bill PLS No. 107/2017 to facilitate renewable hybrid plants into energy auctions.
In Asia-Pacific, China’s new renewable energy certificate (REC) scheme was launched, effective from July 2017, on a pilot basis. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) consented to a four-year wind energy promotion plan. The Indian Ministry of Power (MoP) got rid of interstate transmission charges and losses from solar power generation, and the Indian Navy’s Green Initiatives Drive set a goal of 19 megawatts (MW) from solar power by 2018.
In Europe, in Russia, a total volume of 2.22 gigawatts (GW) of projects was selected for the country’s 2017 renewable energy auction, and Spain set July 26 as the date for carrying out the next 3 GW renewable energy auction. Austria agreed to a new renewable energy law. In addition, Germany consented to new regulation offering support to tenants’ solar power supply.
- The report covers all policy changes across the globe for renewable energy technologies in June 2017.
- To gain insights on the policy changes for renewable technologies across the globe and understand its impact on the market.
3 Renewable Power Market, Policy Changes, June 2017
3.1.1 Quebec Launches Energy Policy’s 2017-2020 Action Plan
3.1.2 Alberta’s Residential and Commercial Solar Program has been Launched
3.1.3 Columbia Pledges 100% from Renewables by 2036
3.1.4 Florida Governor Rick Scott Approves Senate Bill 90
3.1.5 Nevada Governor Turns Down the Bipartisan Bill AB206; Selects not to Raise the State’s Renewable Portfolio Standard
3.1.6 US Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado Puts Forward Legislation to Boost Hydropower
3.1.7 Brazilian Senate’s Committee for Environment Consents to Bill PLS No. 107/2017 to Facilitate Renewable Hybrid Plants into Energy Auctions
3.1.8 Nicaragua Government Consents to New Reference Price Bands for Contracting New Renewable Power Generation
3.1.9 Donald Trump Withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement
3.2.1 The Indian Ministry of Power Gets Rid of Interstate Transmission Charges and Losses from Solar Power Generation
3.2.2 China’s New Renewable Energy Certificate Scheme in 2017
3.2.3 Indian Navy’s Green Initiatives Drive Sets a Goal of 19 MW from Solar Power by 2018
3.2.4 Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consents to Four-Year Wind Energy Promotion Plan
3.3.1 A Total Volume of 2.22 GW of Projects is Selected for Russia’s 2017 renewable energy auction
3.3.2 Austria Agrees to New Renewable Energy Law
3.3.3 Germany Consents to New Regulation Offering Support to Tenants’ Solar Power Supply
3.3.4 Spain Set July 26 as the Date for Carrying Out the Next 3 GW Renewable Energy Auction
List of Tables
Table 1: Renewable Power Market, Nicaragua, Ceiling Price for Renewable Technologies
Table 2: Planned Volumes Required for the Selection of Power from 2018 to 2022 (in MW)
Table 3: Abbreviations