Renewable Power Market, Policy Changes, April 2016

Date: 2016-08

Renewable Power Market, Policy Changes, April 2016


April 2016 saw a number of policy changes in the global renewable power market.

In North America, in the US, the Maryland Senate consented to clean energy expansion, while the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill stepping up its solar net metering cap. In San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors, without any opposition, passed supervisor Wiener’s legislation necessitating solar power on new buildings. The Senate consented to bipartisan energy legislation in Alaska, comprising a number of provisions critical to the state’s future. The bill passed with the US Senator for Maine Susan Collins’ biomass amendment. Elsewhere, Iowa and Oregon Senators joined hands to assist in restoring funding for wind energy research.

In Asia-Pacific, Indian Railways revealed a 1 Gigawatt (GW) solar target by 2020, while India’s Haryana government made it mandatory to install solar power plants for certain categories of buildings. Wind Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) for Indian states witnessed reductions in Madhya Pradesh (MP), hikes in Tamil Nadu (TN), and remained flat in Andhra Pradesh (AP). The Australian Greens introduced the South Australia (SA) clean energy initiative for powering a new economy and job creation. In China, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) slashed wind energy benchmark tariffs, and the 13th Five Year Plan (FYP) set the 2020 wind energy target at 250 GW.

In Europe, Middle East and Africa, France introduced its third tender process for the development of the offshore wind sector and set out its renewable energy development goals. Norway introduced its whitepaper on energy policy towards 2030, while Saudi Arabia set a renewable energy target of 9.5 GW by 2030.


– The report covers all policy changes across the globe for renewable energy technologies in April 2016

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