Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2012


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Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2012 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 Europe namely Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the UK, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. It details the key policy instruments adopted by some of the major and emerging nations that led to huge development in the renewable industry of the region. The report also provides insights to major policy initiatives taken up by Central Administrations of Germany, Spain, Italy, France and others for the market development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biopower and biofuels. 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 Europe 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 Europe. 
  • The report provides a platform for comparison of various renewable energy policies across major countries in the region.
  • Major countries include Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the UK, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey.
Reasons to buy

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.
Keywords

Regulations, policy, europe, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the UK, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, wind, solar, geothermal, biopower, biofuels, alternative, renewable, feed in tariff, renewable obligation, renewable portfolio standards, rps, renewable energy certificates, rec, interconnection, standards, rebates, tax, incentive, capital support, loans, quota, energy efficiency, investments, R&D, subsidy, net metering, climate, strategy, law, carbon, bonus, green, exemption
Table of Content

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 3
1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 6

2 Introduction to Renewable Energy Policy 7
2.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Overview 7
2.2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Global, Major Policy Measures 7
2.3 GlobalData Report Guidance 9

3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Germany 10
3.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Germany, Major Policies and Incentives 10
3.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Germany 17
3.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Germany 20
3.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, Germany 23
3.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Germany 23
3.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Germany 24
3.7 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Germany 29

4 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, France 30
4.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, France, Major Policies and Incentives 30
4.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, France 35
4.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, France 38
4.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, France 39
4.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, France 40
4.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, France 40
4.7 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, France 44

5 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Italy 45
5.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Italy, Major Policies and Incentives 45
5.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Italy 49
5.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Italy 55
5.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, Italy 56
5.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Italy 56
5.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Italy 56
5.7 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Italy 57

6 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, The UK 59
6.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, The UK, Major Policies and Incentives 59
6.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, the UK 66
6.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, the UK 69
6.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, the UK 71
6.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, The UK 71
6.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, The UK 72
6.7 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, the UK 74

7 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Spain 76
7.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Spain, Major Policies and Incentives 76
7.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Spain 80
7.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Thermal Power, Spain 82
7.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Spain 83
7.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Spain 84
7.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Spain 85
7.7 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Spain 86

8 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Austria 87
8.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Austria, Major Policies and Incentives 87
8.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Austria 93
8.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Austria 95
8.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, Austria 96
8.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Austria 96
8.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Austria 97
8.7 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Austria 98

9 Renewable Energy Framework, The Netherlands 99
9.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, the Netherlands, Major Policies and Incentives 99
9.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, the Netherlands 105
9.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, the Netherlands 106
9.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, the Netherlands 108
9.5 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, the Netherlands 108

10 Renewable Energy Framework, Norway 109
10.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Norway, Major Policies and Incentives 109
10.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Norway 114
10.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Norway 116
10.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Norway 116
10.5 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Norway 117

11 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Poland 118
11.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Poland, Major Policies and Incentives 118
11.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Poland 124
11.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Poland 125
11.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Poland 127
11.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Poland 127
11.6 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Poland 129

12 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Sweden 130
12.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Sweden, Major Policies and Incentives 130
12.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Sweden 134
12.3 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind Power, Sweden 135
12.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Hydropower, Sweden 137
12.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Bioenergy, Sweden 137
12.6 Policy Support for Energy Efficiency, Sweden 138

13 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Turkey 140
13.1 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Turkey, Major Policies and Incentives 140
13.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Geothermal Power, Turkey 144

14 Appendix 145
14.1 Bibliography 145
14.2 Abbreviations 147
14.3 Methodology 148
14.4 Contact Us 149
14.5 Disclaimer 149

Table 1: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Targeted Contribution from Renewable Energy, 2020-2050 17
Table 2: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Feed-in Tariff, cents/kWh, 2012 18
Table 3: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Targeted Contribution from Renewable Energy 19
Table 4: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Targeted Contribution from Renewable Energy 19
Table 5: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Feed-in Tariff, cents/kWh, 2012 23
Table 6: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Targeted Contribution from Renewable Energy 23
Table 7: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Targeted Contribution from Renewable Energy 24
Table 8: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Feed-in Tariff for Wind Power, Germany, cents/kWh, 2009-2012 26
Table 9: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Feed-in Tariff, cents/kWh, 2012 27
Table 10: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Feed-in Tariff for Biomass Facilities, cents/kWh, 2004-2012 29
Table 11: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Feed-in Tariff for Landfill Gas, Sewage Gas and Mine Gas Facilities, cents/kWh, 2004-2012 29
Table 12: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Tax Rate for Biodiesel ( cents/liter), 2007-2012 31
Table 13: Renewable Power Market, Germany, The Biofuel Quota Law, % Share for Diesel and Gasoline for Total Fuel Sold, 2009-2015 32
Table 14: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Biofuel Quota and Increase in Biofuel Blending Mandates (%), 2007-2015 33
Table 15: Renewable Power Market, Germany, CFL Market, Timelines for Phase-Out of Inefficient Lamps 33
Table 16: Feed-in Tariff for Solar PV, France, 2011-2012 40
Table 17: Solar PV Support Measures, France, 2010 41
Table 18: Biomass Tax Credit, France, 2010 45
Table 19: Quota Obligation for Biofuels, France, 2008-2015 46
Table 20: Proposed Reduction in Tax Rebate for Biofuels, France, 2009-2012 47
Table 21: Green Power Certificate System, Italy, Co-Efficient Factor 50
Table 22: Feed-in Tariff System, Italy, 2012 51
Table 23: Ground Mounted PV Systems, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2011 55
Table 24: PV Systems Installed on Buildings, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2011 55
Table 25: Integrated PV Plants using Innovative Technology, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2011-2012 55
Table 26: Concentrated PV Systems, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2011-2012 56
Table 27: Large PV Plants, Budget, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2011-2012 56
Table 28: PV Systems Installed on Land, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2012 57
Table 29: PV Systems Installed on Buildings, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2012 57
Table 30: PV Systems Installed on Land, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2013 58
Table 31: PV Systems Installed on Buildings, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2013 (First Semester) 58
Table 32: PV Systems Installed on Buildings, Italy, FIT, /kWh, 2013 (Second Semester) 58
Table 33: Utility Targets for Increasing Energy Efficiency, Italy, 2009-2012 61
Table 34: Climate Change Levy, The UK, 2011-2012 65
Table 35: Renewable Energy, The UK, Overview of Proposed Bands 67
Table 36: Feed-in Tariff, The UK, 2012 69
Table 37: Solar Feed-in Tariff, The UK, 2010-2012 72
Table 38: Feed-in Tariff, Wind, The UK, 2010-2012 74
Table 39: Feed-in Tariff, Hydro, The UK, 2010-2012 75
Table 40: CFL Market, the UK, Timelines for the Phase-out of Inefficient Lamps 78
Table 41: Feed-in Tariffs, Austria, cents/kWh 96
Table 42: Feed-in Tariff, Biopower, Austria, cents/kWh 101
Table 43: Funding for SDE+ Program, The Netherlands, bn, 2008-2011 106
Table 44: Feed-in Tariff as per SDE+ Program, The Netherlands, cents 107
Table 45: Funds For Various Technologies, Poland, %, 2009-2012 126
Table 46: Quota Obligation, Poland, 2010-2017 127
Table 47: Biofuels Target, Poland, Percentage of Biofuel Required, 2010-2014 132
Table 48: Quota Obligation for Renewable Sources, Sweden, % Target, 2011-2035 136
Table 49: Renewable Energy Market, Feed-in Tariff, Turkey 145
Table 50: Bonus Payment for "Made-in Components, Turkey, 2011 146
Table 51: Bibliography 149
Table 52: Abbreviations 151
Figure 1: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2000-2012 15
Figure 2: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 15
Figure 3: Solar Power, Germany, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 22
Figure 4: Wind Power, Germany, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 25
Figure 5: Renewable Power Market, Germany, Tax Rate for Biodiesel ( cents/liter), 2007-2012 31
Figure 6: Renewable Power Market, France, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2000-2011 34
Figure 7: Renewable Power Market, France, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 35
Figure 8: Solar Power, France, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 39
Figure 9: Wind Power, France, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2012 42
Figure 10: Quota Obligation for Biofuels, France, 2008-2015 46
Figure 11: Renewable Power Market, Italy, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 1999-2010 49
Figure 12: Renewable Power Market, Italy, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 50
Figure 13: Solar Power, Italy, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 54
Figure 14: Wind Power, Italy, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 59
Figure 15: Renewable Power Market, The UK, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2000-2010 64
Figure 16: Renewable Power Market, The UK, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 64
Figure 17: Solar Power, the UK, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 71
Figure 18: Wind Power, the UK, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 73
Figure 19: Renewable Power Market, Spain, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2004-2011 81
Figure 20: Renewable Power Market, Spain, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 81
Figure 21: Solar Power, Spain, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 84
Figure 22: Wind Power, Spain, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 86
Figure 23: Renewable Power Market, Austria, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2002-2010 91
Figure 24: Renewable Power Market, Austria, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 92
Figure 25: Solar Power, Austria, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 97
Figure 26: Wind Power, Austria, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 99
Figure 27: Renewable Power Market, the Netherlands, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 1997-2011 103
Figure 28: Renewable Power Market, the Netherlands, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 104
Figure 29: Solar Power, the Netherlands, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 109
Figure 30: Wind Power, the Netherlands, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 110
Figure 31: Renewable Power Market, Norway, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2002-2011 113
Figure 32: Renewable Power Market, Norway, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 114
Figure 33: Wind Power, Norway, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2012 118
Figure 34: Renewable Power Market, Poland, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2001-2009 122
Figure 35: Renewable Power Market, Poland, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 123
Figure 36: Quota Obligation, Poland, 2010-2017 127
Figure 37: Wind Power, Poland, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 129
Figure 38: Biofuels Target, Poland, Percentage of Biofuel Required, 2010-2014 132
Figure 39: Renewable Power Market, Sweden, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 1997-2009 134
Figure 40: Renewable Power Market, Sweden, Policy Impact on Applicable Renewable Power Sources 135
Figure 41: Wind Power, Sweden, New Installed Capacity, MW, 2001-2011 139
Figure 42: Renewable Power Market, Turkey, Impact Analysis of Various Policies, 2005-2012 144