READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment

policies for accelerated deployment of renewable energy


  • Rolf de Vos, Journalist, Ecofys Netherlands BV
  • Janet Sawin, Partner, Sunna Research, LLC, Sandwich, New Hampshire

Are you developing strategies for a future sustainable energy supply? Are you designing policies to deploy renewable energy technologies in your country? Are you looking for new tools and measures to make your policies more effective? Are you planning to make decisions on renewable energy investments in certain countries and are you checking their policy robustness?

Let the IEA guide you into successful, efficient and effective policies and decisions for accelerating deployment of renewable energy. Learn about the six policy actions that are essential ingredients for your policy portfolio:

  • Alliance Building
  • Communicating
  • Target Setting
  • Integration in economic policies
  • Optimizing  existing instruments and
  • Neutralizing disadvantages on the playing field

This book shows why and how successful renewable energy strategies work. Many recent and actual examples of best cases and experiences in policies--based on literature and interviews--show how policies can best mobilize national and international renewable energy business and the financial institutions, while creating broad support. The book is an initiative of the IEA-RETD, an international agreement between nine countries to investigate and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy deployment.

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Government and business leaders, NGOs, researchers and financers in the Energy sector, particularly those involved in renewables deployment


Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-405519-3

Table of Contents

Roadmap to READy
Part I: Trends and Outlooks 
Global and Regional Trends in Renewable Energy 
What is possible and by when? 
Drivers and Barriers 
Part II: Policy Experiences and Lessons Learned 
Policies to get on track: An overview 
Policies for power markets 
Transportation Policies 
Heating and cooling policies 
Energy systems change - policies for the transition 
Local policies 
Policies for Financing Renewables
Part III: The Road Ahead 
Getting on track: Lessons learned for the road ahead
Case Studies 
Appendix A: Players in the field 
Appendix B.  References 
Appendix C. Relevant RETD Studies