Fostering Renewable Electricity Markets in North America (Executive Summary)

  • Author(s): Meredith Wingate, Jan Hamrin, Lars Kvale
  • Date: April 1st, 2007 | Report | 20 Pages

  • The paper provides an overview of the key market demand and supply-side drivers for renewable electricity in each of the three North American countries. It then identifies regulatory mandates, voluntary purchases, self-supply and financial incentives as the most important drivers of a renewable electricity market in North America today. The paper also explores the opportunities for growing the renewable electricity market in each of the three countries. It then concludes with a series of brief recommendations for the market overall and for the Parties of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) to help foster a North American renewable electricity future.

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