Category: Policy Watch

New York Gives Big Boost to Renewable Energy

The order issued by the Commission largely achieves these goals. Most importantly, it sets out a timetable to achieve 70 percent clean energy by 2030 by establishing a procurement schedule with an annual target of 4,500 gigawatt hours annually (the current target is approximately 1,500 gigawatt hours).

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EC reviews 2030 NECPs: Focus on achieving EU carbon neutrality by 2050

To achieve the current EU 2030 targets, annual investments in energy during 2021-30 will need to increase by over 1 percentage point of GDP (or EUR260 billion) on average compared to the previous decade. For an increased GHG reduction target of 55 per cent, this amount would increase to EUR350 billion. The annual energy infrastructure investments are estimated at EUR59 billion.

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Building Africa’s renewable energy future: Policy recommendations for a just transition

This policy brief provides evidence from a comparative analysis of 34 African countries. It presents a clear picture of promising policy frameworks and fruitful attempts to realise a higher level of energy justice. South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Mauritius, Ethiopia and Egypt may serve as good practice examples for other states currently aiming at a systemic energy transition.

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Macroeconomic effects of implementing climate change mitigation policies in Chile

The Chilean government has shown significant political will to implement climate change mitigation actions, which will enable the country to fulfil its commitments regarding reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These obligations are set in different initiatives, like the Financial Strategy on Climate Change and the revised Chilean NDC, which aims to reach a target of zero net emissions by 2050.

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Mexico’s disregard for the law in renewable energy policy

This brief examines the decrees issued by the National Center for the Control of Energy (CENACE) on April 29, 2020 and those issued by the Department of Energy (SENER) on May 15, 2020. These decrees are specifically intended to hinder renewable energy companies from initiating the start-up tests to connect to the transmission grid.

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