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National Policy Instruments: Policy Lessons for the Advancement and Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies around the World

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Janet Sawin
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This paper provides in-depth background on solar and wind policies. It examines the major barriers, considerations, and policy mechanisms to promoting these technologies, including feed-in laws, quotas, and financial incentives such as tax incentives, rebates, loans, and subsidies. Standards and engagement of other stakeholders in the formulation of successful long-term policies are also addressed.