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GlobalData’s energy report “Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2010” provides an in-depth analysis of the renewable policy initiatives in the European Union (EU) and the key countries in terms of strength of policy implementation.

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GlobalData’s energy report “Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2010” provides an in-depth analysis of the renewable policy initiatives in the European Union (EU) and the key countries in terms of strength of policy implementation. The report provides trends and information on renewable energy policies in Europe and analyzes some of the driving forces for the renewable energy sector. It details the key policy instruments adopted by the governments in European countries and analyzes the different forms of incentives and subsidies provided for the development of the renewable energy equipment market. The report also provides information on key countries in Europe that are investing in renewable energy. The report also includes information on the renewable energy initiatives and legislative frameworks which are driving the renewable energy equipment market in Europe. Various financial instruments such as tax reforms, subsidies and preferential loans for the development of renewable energy sector is included in the report. The report also analyzes the impact of market instruments such as feed-in-tariffs on renewable energy sector.

Scope
The report provides a detailed analysis of European renewable energy policy initiatives. Its scope includes:
• Assessment of the impact of renewable energy policies in different countries in the EU.
• Insights into possible energy policy outcomes and the future, which help in identifying a market potential for renewable energy equipment.
• The potential markets for turbines, solar PV panels, geothermal equipment and bio-fuel blending equipment manufacturers and navigating the policy landscape across the countries in Europe.
• Detailed discussion on the renewable energy measures within the solar, geothermal, wind onshore and offshore, hydro and bio-energy sectors by country.
• Key data and information about the European renewable energy policies and drivers for renewable energy projects.
• Assessment of key regulations and policies and their impact on the growth of the renewable energy equipment market.
• Analysis of financial instruments such as tax reforms, subsidies, loans and other types of incentives.
• Details of market-based instruments such as the certificates and feed-in tariffs that are driving the renewable energy production and renewable energy equipment market.
Reasons to buy
• The report will enhance your decision making capabilities in a rapid and time sensitive manner.
• Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights into policy decisions being taken on renewable energy by different countries across Europe.
• Identify opportunities and challenges in exploiting the renewable energy equipment market in Europe.
• Understand the market positioning of renewable energy equipment in correlation with renewable energy policies.
• Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of insights on the future opportunities and critical success factors in Europe for renewable energy equipment.
• Benchmark your operations and strategies against the major players in the renewable energy sector.
• Be ahead of the competition by keeping yourself abreast of all the latest policy changes on renewable energy in Europe.
• Plan your investments to minimize the impact of renewable energy policies.
• Plan your product development in order to capitalize on the growing renewable energy equipment market.
• Identify the most suitable geography to invest in the renewable energy equipment market.
• Target the most suitable geography for renewable energy equipment based on the policies to gain incentives.
• Develop custom strategies for different geographies based on the stringency of the renewable energy policy in the respective area.
• Navigate the renewable energy policy through detailed analysis of current renewable energy equipment market dynamics and potential changes.
• Identify the most promising geography to invest in renewable energy products and solutions, in order to minimize carbon taxes.
• Table of Contents 3

1.1 List of Tables 4
1.2 List of Figures 5
• 2 Introduction 6
2.1 GlobalData Report Guidance 6
• 3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework 8
3.1 Renewable Energy Policy, Overview 8
3.2 Directive on Promotion of Use of Energy from Renewable Sources 9
3.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework and Feed in tariffs 9
3.4 Renewable Energy Policy Framework and Renewable Portfolio Standard 9
3.5 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Other Policy Measures 10
• 4 Germany, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 11
4.1 Germany Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 11
4.2 Germany Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 17
4.3 Germany Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 21
4.4 Germany Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 23
4.5 Germany Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 24
4.6 Germany Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 25
• 5 Spain, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 31
5.1 Spain Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 31
5.2 Spain Solar PV Power, Major Policies and Incentives 35
5.3 Spain Solar Thermal Power, Major Policies and Incentives 37
5.4 Spain Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 38
5.5 Spain Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 38
5.6 Spain Hydro Power, Major Policies and Incentives 38
5.7 Spain Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 39
• 6 France, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 41
6.1 France Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 41
6.2 France Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 46
6.3 France Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 48
6.4 France Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 49
6.5 France Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 49
6.6 France Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 50
• 7 Italy, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 54
7.1 Italy Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 54
7.2 Italy Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 59
7.3 Italy Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 61
7.4 Italy Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 62
7.5 Italy Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 62
7.6 Italy Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 63
• 8 The UK, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 65
8.1 The UK Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 65
8.2 The UK Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 72
8.3 The UK Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 73
8.4 The UK Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 73
8.5 The UK Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 74
8.6 The UK Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 74
• 9 ustria, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 77
9.1 Austria Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 77
9.2 Austria Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 84
9.3 Austria Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 86
9.4 Austria Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 86
9.5 Austria Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 87
9.6 Austria Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 87
• 10 Netherlands, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 89
10.1 Netherlands Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 89
10.2 Netherlands Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 94
10.3 Netherlands Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 95
10.4 Netherlands Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 97
10.5 Netherlands Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 97
• 11 Norway, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 100
11.1 Norway Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 100
11.2 Norway Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 105
11.3 Norway Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 105
11.4 Norway Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 106
11.5 Norway Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 107
• 12 Poland, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 109
12.1 Poland Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 109
12.2 Poland Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 113
12.3 Poland Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 113
12.4 Poland Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 116
12.5 Poland Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 116
• 13 Sweden, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 119
13.1 Sweden Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 119
13.2 Sweden Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 123
13.3 Sweden Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 124
13.4 Sweden Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 125
13.5 Sweden Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 126
• 14 Turkey, Major Policies and Market Instruments Supporting Renewables 129
14.1 Turkey Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 129
14.2 Turkey Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 132
• 15 Appendix 133
15.1 Abbreviations 133
15.2 Methodology 134
15.3 Contact us 136
15.4 About GlobalData 136
15.5 Disclaimer 136

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Germany, Feed-In Tariffs in € Cents/kWh for Hydropower, 2010 17
Table 2: Germany, Feed-In Tariffs in € Cents/kWh for Landfill gas, Sewage Gas and Mine Gas, 2010 17
Table 3: Germany, Feed-In Tariffs in € Cents/kWh for Biomass, 2010 18
Table 4: Germany, Feed-In Tariffs in € Cents/kWh for Geothermal, 2010 19
Table 5: Germany, Feed-In Tariffs in € Cents/kWh for Onshore Wind, 2010 19
Table 6: Germany, Feed-In Tariffs in € Cents/kWh for Offshore Wind, 2010 20
Table 7: Germany, Feed-In Tariffs in € Cents/kWh for Solar, 2010 20
Table 8: Germany, EEG 2009, Remuneration for Solar Facilities 23
Table 9: Germany, Revised Feed-In Tariffs in ct/kWh for Solar, 2010 26
Table 10: Germany, Wind Power Remunerations in €centt/kWh 27
Table 11: Germany, Geothermal Remuneration as per EEG 2009 in € cents/ kWh 28
Table 12: Germany Hydro, Remuneration as per EEG 2009 30
Table 13: Germany Biomass, Remuneration as of EEG 2009 31
Table 14: Germany EEG, Bonuses For Biomass 32
Table 15: Germany, Basic Remuneration For Landfill Gas. Sewage Gas and Mine Gas Facilities in € cents/kWh, 2004-2009 33
Table 16: Germany, Biofuel Quota Law, Increase In Biofuels Blending Mandates in %, 2007-2015 35
Table 17: Spain PER, Targets for Renewable Energy Plan For 2005-2010 37
Table 18: Spain, New Feed-in-Tariff, € / kWh, 2009 40
Table 19: Spain, Tax Rebate By Year, 2008–2010 41
Table 20: Spain, Solar PV Support Measures, 2009 42
Table 21: France, Renewable Sources Feed-In Tariffs 47
Table 22: France, Tax Credits For Renewable Energy 48
Table 23: France, New Solar Feed in Tariffs 52
Table 24: France, Biomass Tax Credit 56
Table 25: France, Biofuels Incorporation Targets 56
Table 26: France, Proposed reduction In Biofuels Tax Rebate 57
Table 27: Italy, RPS, Minimum Obligation Quota per Fiscal Year, 2007 - 2011 59
Table 28: Italy, Green Power Certificates, by Renewable Energy Source Co-efficient factor 61
Table 29: Italy, Feed in Tariff System 63
Table 30: The UK, Feed in Tariffs for Various Technologies, 2010 70
Table 31: Renewables Obligation for England, Wales and Scotland, 2006-2015 71
Table 32: The UK, Renewable Energy, Overview of Proposed Bands 73
Table 33: The UK, Low Carbon Buildings Program, Grants Available To Householders 75
Table 34: The UK, Low Carbon Buildings Program, Grant validity periods 75
Table 35: The UK, Low Carbon Buildings Program Phase 2, Technologies supplied by Framework Suppliers 76
Table 36: Austria, Feed In Tariffs for Renewable Electricity Generation, 2009 84
Table 37: Netherlands, Details Of The SDE, 2009 95
Table 38: SDE, Total Realized Power And Target For This Cabinet Period, 2009 96
Table 39: Netherlands, ROB, Maximum Grants Available, 2009 103
Table 40: Poland Quota System, Percentage of Quota Set (%), 2010-2017 116
Table 41: Poland, Mandatory Biofuel Targets, 2010-13 122
Table 42: Sweden Electricity Certificate Scheme, Quota Obligation 125
Table 43: Eco Car Subsidy, Eligibility Requirements 132

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Germany, Wind Feed in Tariffs, Comparison with Historical Tariffs, 2004-2009 28
Figure 2: Germany, Geothermal Energy, Comparison of Feed in Tariffs (€ cent/kWh), 2009 29
Figure 3: Germany, Biomass Energy, Comparison of Feed in Tariffs in € cents/kWh, 2004-2009 31
Figure 4: Germany, Different Gas Facilities, Comparison of Feed in Tariffs in € cents/kWh 33
Figure 5: France, Comparison of Feed in Tariffs for Different Technologies 47
Figure 6: France, Increase in Biofuels Quota, 2008-2015 56
Figure 7: Italy, RPS, Minimum Obligation Quota, 2007-2011 60
Figure 8: Italy, Comparison of Feed in tariffs for Different Technologies 63
Figure 9: Italy, Comparison of Solar Tariffs Available for Different Types of Systems for Different Capacities 65
Figure 10: Northern Ireland, Renewables Obligation (5), 2006-2015 71
Figure 11: Austria, Comparison of Feed in Tariffs for Small Hydro Facilities 86
Figure 12: Netherlands, Targets For Capacity Addition for Major Renewable Energy Technologies (MW) 97
Figure 13: Poland, Renewable Electricity Required under the RPS(%) 116
Figure 14: Poland, Mandatory Biofuel Targets(%), 2010-13 123
Figure 15: Sweden, Electricity Certificate Scheme, Quota Obligation, 2009 - 2030 125
Figure 16: GlobalData Methodology, 2010 139

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