Grid-Connected Renewable-Electric Policies in the European Union

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    Policy, and other, efforts by the European Union have resulted in a dramatic increase in non-hydro renewable generating capacity in the European Union countries since 1990. These policies are aimed at reducing the cost of renewable technologies and at reducing market risks by making investments in renewable technologies more favorable. These efforts have substantially reduced the existing gapbetween installed renewable capacity in the United States and the European Union. This brief examines the policies that were most effective to promote renewables as well as lessons learned.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages22
    StatePublished - 1999

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-620-26247


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