Renewable energy policy

Authored by: Travis Roach

Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics

Print publication date:  September  2019
Online publication date:  September  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138208254
eBook ISBN: 9781315459653
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Renewable energy has been one of the fastest growing sectors across the energy space since the turn of the century. Much of this growth has been supported by regulations and policies intended to incentivize this form of production to meet myriad goals in the form of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, stimulating job growth, and reducing risk from commodity price volatility. This chapter discusses the evolution of these efforts and their ultimate efficacy in both the electricity and transportation sectors.

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