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North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2011 Published: October 2011 Price: $ 3500

North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2011” is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy market in the region. The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in North and South America namely the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. It details the key policy instruments adopted by the US Federal and State governments that led to huge development in the renewable industry. The report also provides insights to major policy initiatives taken up by the US Administration for the market development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biopower and biofuels. For Canada, in addition to the federal policies, the report details the policies of the provinces that are leading the renewable energy industry in the country. For other major countries, it provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of their renewable energy industry. The report also provides major technology specific policies and incentives provided in each of these countries. The report is built using data and information sourced from industry associations, government websites and statutory bodies. The information is also sourced through other secondary research sources such as industry and trade magazines. Scope 

The report covers policy measures and incentives used by the major countries in North and South America to promote renewable energy.

The report details promotional measures in different countries both for the overall renewable energy industry and for specific renewable energy technologies namely solar, wind, geothermal, hydro and bioenergy.

The report also highlights the differences and focus of the renewable energy policy frameworks in different countries in North and South America.

The report provides a platform for comparison of various renewable energy policies across countries.

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The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner. It will allow you to:

Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about policy decisions being taken on renewable energy by different markets.

Identify opportunities and challenges in exploiting the renewable energy markets.


Compare the level of support provided to different renewable energy technologies in different countries.

Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of insights on the future opportunities and critical success factors in the renewable energy market.

Be ahead of competition by keeping yourself abreast of all the latest policy changes.

Table of Contents 1 Table of Contents 1.1 List of Tables 1.2 List of Figures 2 Introduction to Renewable Energy Policy 2.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Overview 2.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Major Policy Measures 2.2.1 Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program 2.2.2 Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) 2.2.3 Tradable Renewable Energy Certificates Systems 2.2.4 Capital Subsidies, Grants/Rebates 2.2.5 Energy Production Payments/Investments or Other Tax Credits 2.2.6 Tax Reductions 2.2.7 Net Metering 2.2.8 Public Investment Loans 2.3 GlobalData Report Guidance 3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, The US 3.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, The US, Federal Incentives 3.1.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Federal Incentives 3.1.2 Production Tax Credits (PTC) and Investment Tax Credits (ITC) 3.1.3 The US Treasury Grants 3.1.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar PV, Federal Incentives 3.1.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Federal Incentives 3.1.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, Federal Incentives 3.1.7 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydro, Federal Incentives 3.1.8 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Federal Incentives 3.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, The US, State Level Incentives 3.2.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, State Incentives 3.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, California 3.3.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, California 3.3.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, California 3.3.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, California 3.3.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, California 3.3.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, California 3.4 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Colorado 3.4.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Colorado 3.4.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Colorado 3.4.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Colorado 3.4.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydro, Colorado


3.4.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Colorado 3.5 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Iowa 3.5.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Iowa 3.5.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Iowa 3.5.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Iowa 3.5.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Iowa 3.6 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Minnesota 3.6.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Minnesota 3.6.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Minnesota 3.6.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Minnesota 3.6.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydro, Minnesota 3.6.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Minnesota 3.7 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nevada 3.7.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Nevada 3.7.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Nevada 3.7.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Nevada 3.7.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydro, Nevada 3.8 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New Jersey 3.8.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, New Jersey 3.8.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, New Jersey 3.8.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, New Jersey 3.8.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, New Jersey 3.9 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New York 3.9.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, New York 3.9.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, New York 3.9.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, New York 3.9.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, New York 3.10 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Oregon 3.10.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Oregon 3.10.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Oregon 3.10.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Oregon 3.10.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Oregon 3.11 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Texas 3.11.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Texas 3.11.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Texas 3.11.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Texas 3.12 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Washington 3.12.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Washington 3.12.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Washington 3.12.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Washington 4 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada 4.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada, Major Policies and Incentives 4.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada, Federal Incentives 4.2.1 The ecoEnergy for Renewable Power Program (ecoENERGY RP) 4.2.2 Integration of Decentralized Energy Resources 4.2.3 Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment 4.2.4 Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance 4.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Federal Incentives 4.3.1 ecoENERGY for Renewable Power, Solar Energy 4.3.2 ecoENERGY Retrofit


4.3.3 Tax Credit 4.3.4 Main Provincial Solar Support Programs 4.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Federal Incentives 4.4.1 Wind Power Production Incentive (WPPI) 4.4.2 Temporary Cap of 900 MW in Alberta 4.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, Federal Incentives 4.5.1 EcoENERGY for Renewable Power, Geothermal 4.5.2 Geo-Thermal Heat Pump Tax Credit 4.5.3 Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) 4.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydro, Federal Incentives 4.7 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Federal Incentives 4.7.1 Biofuel Regulation 4.7.2 Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program 4.7.3 Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program 4.7.4 ecoENERGY for Biofuels 4.7.5 NextGen Biofuels Fund 4.7.6 ecoAUTO Rebate Program 4.8 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Canada, Provincial Incentives 4.8.1 Eastern Provincial Programs 4.8.2 Central Provincial Programs 4.8.3 Western Provincial Programs 4.9 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Alberta 4.9.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Alberta 4.9.2 Alberta, Provincial Energy Strategy 4.9.3 Alberta, Climate Change Strategy 4.10 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Alberta 4.10.1 900 MW Cap on Wind Power 4.10.2 Market and Operational Framework (MOF) for Wind Integration in Alberta 4.11 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Alberta 4.11.1 Alberta’s Nine-Point Bioenergy Plan 4.11.2 Biorefining Commercialization and Market Development Program (BCMDP) 4.11.3 Bioenergy Infrastructure Development Program 4.11.4 Biorefining Commercialization and Market Development Program (BCMDP) Phase Two 4.11.5 Renewable Fuels Standard 4.11.6 The Alberta Renewable Diesel Demonstration (ARDD) 4.12 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, British Columbia 4.12.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, British Columbia 4.12.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, British Columbia 4.12.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, British Columbia 4.12.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, British Columbia 4.13 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nova Scotia 4.13.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Nova Scotia 4.13.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Nova Scotia 4.13.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Nova Scotia 4.13.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Nova Scotia 4.14 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Ontario 4.14.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Ontario 4.14.2 Net Metering


4.14.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Ontario 4.14.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Ontario 4.14.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, Ontario 4.14.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydro, Ontario 4.14.7 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Ontario 4.15 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Quebec 4.15.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, Quebec 4.15.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Quebec 4.15.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal, Quebec 4.15.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydro, Quebec 4.15.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Quebec 5 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Argentina 5.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Argentina, Major Policies and Incentives 5.1.1 Renewable Energies in Rural Markets (Proyecto de Energía Renovable en el Mercado Eléctrico Rural - PERMER) 5.1.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Argentina 5.1.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Argentina 5.1.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Argentina 6 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Brazil 6.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Brazil, Major Policies and Incentives 6.1.1 Program of Incentives for Alternative Electricity Sources – Programa de Incentivo a Fontes Alternativas de Energia Elétrica – PROINFA 6.1.2 Alternative Energy Auction LFA-2010 and Reserve Energy Auction LER-2010 6.1.3 Brazil National Climate Change Plan 6.1.4 Luz Para Todos (Light for All) Electrification Program 6.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Brazil 6.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar PV, Brazil 6.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydro, Brazil 6.4.1 International Action Program (IAP), Brazil's Hydropower Program 6.4.2 Incentives for Small Hydro Facilities, Law no. 9648 6.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Brazil 6.5.1 National Alcohol Program (PROALCOOL) 6.5.2 Federal and State Taxes on Ethanol 6.5.3 Funding for R&D 6.5.4 Spending on Biofuels 6.5.5 Financial Support Program for Biodiesel Investments for the Production and Use of Biodiesel as an Alternative Energy Source 6.5.6 “Social Fuel Stamp” Auction System 6.5.7 Biodiesel, Federal and State Incentives Program 7 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Mexico 7.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Mexico, Major Policies and Incentives 7.1.1 Law for Renewable Energy Usage and Energy Transition Financing (Ley Para el Aprovechamiento de Energías Renovables y el Financiamento de la Transición Energética) 7.1.2 Mexico Renewable Energy Program 7.1.3 Large Scale Renewable Energy Development Project 7.1.4 Accelerated Depreciation for Environmental Investment (Depreciación Acelerada Para Inversiones Que Reportan Beneficios Ambientales) 7.1.5 Wheeling Service Agreement for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources (Convenio Para el Servicio de Transmisión de Energía Eléctrica Para Fuente de Energía Renovable)


7.1.6 Methodology to Establish Service Charges for the Transmission of Renewable Electricity (Metodología para la determinación de los cargos por servicios de transmisión de energía eléctrica para fuente de energía removable 7.1.7 Grid Interconnection Contract for Renewable Energy (Contrato de Interconexión Para Fuente de Energía Renovable) 7.1.8 Renewable Energy Outlook – Vision for 2030 on the Use of Renewable Energies in Mexico 7.1.9 Renewable Energy Promotion-PromovER 7.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, Mexico 7.2.1 Project to Connect Solar Power to Grid 7.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind, Mexico 7.3.1 Technological Development Programs 7.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Mexico 7.4.1 Law for the Promotion and Development of Bioenergy 7.4.2 Sustainable Rural Development Project for the Promotion of Alternative Energy Sources in Agribusiness 7.4.3 Value Added Agribusiness Risk Sharing Schemes 7.4.4 Feasibility Study on the Potential for Ethanol and Bio-Diesel Use and Production in Mexico 7.4.5 Bio-Fuels Promotion and Development Law (LPDB) 8 Appendix 8.1 Abbreviations 8.2 Methodology 8.3 Coverage 8.4 Secondary Research 8.5 Contact Us 8.6 Disclaimer List of Tables Table 1: Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, The US, Renewable Energy Incentives Table 2: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The US, Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy Industry, ($m), 2010 Table 3: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The US, Key Provisions for Renewable Energy Industry, 2010 Table 4: Production Tax Credit, The US, In Service Deadline and Credit Amount, 2010 Table 5: Treasury Grants, The US, Eligibility and Credit Availability, 2010 Table 6: Green Power Purchasing Goal, The US, (%), 2007-2013 Table 7: Summary of Policy Support for Solar PV, The US, Federal Incentives Table 8: Renewable Fuels Standard, Billion Gallons, 2008-2022 Table 9: Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit, The US Table 10: Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit, The US Table 11: Renewable Portfolio Standards, The US, State Targets, 2010 Table 12: Renewable Portfolio Standards, California, Targets and Timeframe by Utilities, 2010 Table 13: Self Generation Incentive Program, California, For 1 MW System, $/watt, 2010 Table 14: Self Generation Incentive Program, California, Decline in Incentives for 1 - 3 MW Systems, %, 2010 Table 15: Feed-in Tariff, California, Availability of Tariffs by Utility, 2010 Table 16: Feed-In Tariffs, California, Allocated Capacity Per Utility, 2010 Table 17: Feed-In Tariffs, California, Based on 2009 Market Price Referents, ($/kWh),


2010 Table 18: Comparison of Various Renewable Energy Programs, California, 2010 Table 19: Go Solar Campaign, California, Program Component, 2007-2016 Table 20: California Solar Initiative, California, Program Budget, 2007-2016 Table 21:California Solar Initiative, California, Program Administrator Territory Targets, MW, 2010 Table 22: California Solar Initiative, California, Rebate Levels by Incentive Step and Rebate Type, 2010 Table 23: California Solar Initiative, California, Incentive Type Table 24: Cost of PV System Post Rebates, California, 2010 Table 25: Solar Thermal Projects, California, Under Review or Approved by the CEC, 2010 Table 26: Alternative Fuel Incentive Development Program, California, Allocation Of Funds, 2010 Table 27: Renewable Portfolio Standard, Colorado, (%), 2007-2020 Table 28: Renewable Energy Property Tax Assessment, Cost Threshold Values, 2010-2011 Table 29: Roaring Fork Valley - Renewable Energy Rebate Program, Colorado, 2010 Table 30: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit, Colorado, 2010 Table 31: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate, Colorado, 2010 Table 32: Renewable Fuel Standard, Iowa, 2010 Table 33: Renewable Portfolio Standard, Minnesota, RPS for Xcel Energy and Other Utilities, 2010 Table 34: Renewable Portfolio Standard, Nevada, 2010 Table 35: Maximum Incentive Level for Wind, Nevada, ($), 2010-2011 Table 36: Renewable Portfolio Standards, New Jersey, 2010 Table 37: RPS with Solar Alternative Compliance Payment Amount, New Jersey, 2010 Table 38: Initial Eight Year Schedule (June-May Energy Year) New Jersey, 2008-2016 Table 39: Renewable Energy Incentive Program, New Jersey, Wind Upfront Incentives, 2010 Table 40: Renewable Energy Incentive Program, New Jersey, Fuel Cell and Sustainable Biomass Upfront Incentives, 2010 Table 41: Renewable Portfolio Standards, New York, (MWh), 2006-2013 Table 42: Renewable Portfolio Standards, Oregon, 2010 Table 43: Oregon RPS, Eligible Resource Types Based on Facility’s Operational Date, 2010 Table 44: Renewable Energy Standards, Washington, 2012-2020 Table 45: Canada, Summary of Federal Incentives for the Promotion of Bioenergy, 2010 Table 46: Green Power – Provincial Targets and Policies, Canada, 2010 Table 47: BCMDP Phase Two, Alberta, Funding Availability, 2010 Table 48: Standing Offer Program, British Columbia, Base Prices By Region, 2010 Table 49: Green Energy Act, Ontario, Feed-In Tariff By Renewable Energy Source, Base Tariff Dated September, 2009 Table 50: Green Energy Act, Ontario, Additional Price Incentives on FIT Table 51: Ontario FIT, Percentage of Price Additions on Basis of Percentage Control of Equity Ownership Table 52: Green Energy Act, Ontario, Local Content Requirement Based on Project Capacity (%), 2010-2011 Table 53: Green Energy Act, Ontario, Local Content Requirement and Milestone Year for Commercial Start Up Under FIT Program, 2010 Table 54: Green Energy Act, Ontario, MicroFIT Program, Prices for Renewable Energy Projects, Base Tariff Dated September, 2009 Table 55: Green Energy Act, Ontario, MicroFIT Program, Minimum Local Content


Requirement, 2010 Table 56: Canada, Ontario, FIT Program for Wind Energy Projects , 2010 Table 57: Feed-In Tariffs for Hydro Power Projects, Ontario, 2010 Table 58: Standard Offer Program for Biomass Energy, Ontario, 2010 Table 59: Retail Sales Tax Rebate For Vehicles Powered by Alternative Fuels, Ontario, Limits to the Rebate, 2010 Table 60: Renewable Energies in Rural Markets, Total Program Cost ($m), 2010 Table 61: Renewable Energies in Rural Markets, Project Status, Some Key Indicators, 2010 Table 62: Argentina, Feed-in-Tariffs for Renewable Electricity Generation (ARS/kWh),2010 Table 63: PROINFA Implementation Under Phase One - BID in 06/04 for 3,300 MW, Brazil, (2006-2011) Table 64: PROINFA, Synthesis of Auctions for Various Technologies, Brazil, 2010 Table 65: Financing Lines and Funding Programs Relevant to Ethanol Production, BNDES, Brazil, 2010 Table 66: Funding Programs for SMEs Seeking Entry into Ethanol Production, BNDES, Brazil, 2010 Table 67: Federal And State Tax Incentives for Biodiesel, Brazil, 2010 Table 68: Abbreviations List of Figures Figure 1: Production Tax Credit, The US, In Service Deadline and Credit Amount, 2010 Figure 2: Renewable Fuels Standard, Billion Gallons, 2008-2022 Figure 3: Renewable Portfolio Standard, Colorado, (%), 2007-2020 Figure 4: Renewable Fuel Standard, Iowa, 2010 Figure 5: Renewable Portfolio Standard, Minnesota, RPS for Xcel Energy and Other Utilities, 2010 Figure 6: Renewable Portfolio Standard, Nevada, 2010 Figure 7: Renewable Portfolio Standards, New Jersey, 2010 Figure 8: Renewable Portfolio Standards, Oregon, 2010 Figure 9: Renewable Energy Standards, Washington, 2012-2020 Figure 10: Standing Offer Program, British Columbia, Base Prices By Region, 2010 Figure 11: Green Energy Act, Ontario, Feed-In Tariff Division by Power Range About Us: ReportsnReports is an online library of over 100,000+ market research reports and in-depth market research studies & analysis of over 5000 micro markets. We provide 24/7 online and offline support to our customers. Get in touch with us for your needs of market research reports. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/marketsreports Our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReportsnReports/191441427571689 Contact: Mr.Priyank 7557 Rambler road, Suite727,Dallas,TX75231 Tel: + 1 888 391 5441


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