The research focuses on the implementation and impact of policy initiatives on the growth of renewable energy in these regions. The report provides insights and data on renewable energy policies in North and South America and analyzes the drivers for the growth of the renewable energy industry . It discusses the policy initiatives and legislation adopted by the governments in North and South America to promote growth and investments in the renewable energy industry . Policy instruments such as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), feed-in tariffs and government programs have been elaborated in each country under the

Scope of the Research of this report. The report also deals with various fiscal and financial measures such as tax credits, tax reforms, subsidies, low interest loans to encourage the growth of the renewable energy industry in North and South America.

Scope of the Research

The report provides a detailed analysis of the North and South American renewable energy policy initiatives. Its

Scope of the Research includes-
- Assessment of the impact of renewable energy policies in different countries in North and South America
- Insights into the possible outcomes of the energy policies, which help in identifying the industry potential for renewable energy
- Detailed discussion of the renewable energy measures within the solar, geothermal, wind, hydro and bioenergy segments by country
- Key data and information about the North and South American renewable energy policies and drivers for renewable energy projects
- Assessment of the key regulations and policies and their impact on the growth of the renewable energy equipment industry
- Analysis of financial instruments such as tax reforms, subsidies, loans and other types of incentive
- Details of industry -based instruments such as certificates and feed-in-tariffs that are driving renewable energy production in the region.

Why Should You Get This Report?

The report will enhance your decision making capabilities. It will enable you to -
- Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights into the policy decisions being taken on renewable energy by different countries across North and South America
- Be ahead of the competition by keeping yourself abreast of all the latest policy changes on renewable energy in North and South America
- Plan your investments to minimize the impact of renewable energy policies.
- Identify the most suitable geography to invest in.
- Target the most suitable geography for renewable energy production based on the policies and incentives available.
- Compare the level of support provided to different renewable energy technologies in different countries.
- Navigate the renewable energy policy through a detailed analysis of the current renewable energy industry dynamics and potential changes.

Table Of Contents

1 Table of Contents

I Table of Contents 3
I. 1 List of Data tables 6
I. 2 List of Charts 7

II Renewable Energy Policy Framework 8
II. 1 Renewable Energy Policy, Overview 8
II. 2 Renewable Energy Policy Framework and Feed-in tariffs 8
II. 3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework and Renewable Portfolio Standard 9
II. 4 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Other Policy Measures 9

III The US, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 11
III. 1 The US, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 11
III. 2 The Pre-Obama US Energy Policy - Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 14
III. 3 The US, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 21
III. 4 The US Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 22
III. 5 The US, Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 25
III. 6 The US, Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 26
III. 7 The US, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 27

IV The US, California, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 34
IV. 1 The US, California, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 34
IV. 2 The US, California, Solar Energy, Status and Policies 40
IV. 3 The US, California, Wind, Status and Policies 43
IV. 4 California, Hydro Power, Status and Policies 43
IV. 5 The US, California, Geothermal Power, Status and Policies 44
IV. 6 The US, California, Bioenergy, Status and Policies 44

V The US, Colorado, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 46
V. 1 The US, Colorado, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 46
V. 2 The US, Colorado, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 50
V. 3 The US, Colorado, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 52
V. 4 The US, Colorado, Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 52
V. 5 The US, Colorado, Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 52
V. 6 The US, Colorado, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 53

VI The US, Iowa, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 55
VI. 1 The US, Iowa, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 55
VI. 2 The US, Iowa, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 57
VI. 3 The US, Iowa, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 57
VI. 4 The US, Iowa, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 58

VII The US, Minnesota, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 62
VII. 1 The US, Minnesota, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 62
VII. 2 The US, Minnesota, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 67
VII. 3 The US, Minnesota, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 68
VII. 4 The US, Minnesota, Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 70
VII. 5 The US, Minnesota, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 70

VIII The US, Nevada, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 73
VIII. 1 The US, Nevada, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 73
VIII. 2 The US, Nevada, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 77
VIII. 3 The US, Nevada, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 77
VIII. 4 The US, Nevada, Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 78
VIII. 5 The US, Nevada, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 78

IX The US, New Jersey, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 79
IX. 1 The US, New Jersey, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 79
IX. 2 The US, New Jersey, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 85
IX. 3 The US, New Jersey, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 86
IX. 4 The US, New Jersey Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 87

X The US, New York, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 89
X. 1 The US, New York, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 89
X. 2 The US, New York Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 93
X. 3 The US, New York Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 95
X. 4 The US, New York, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 95

XI The US, Oregon, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 98
XI. 1 The US, Oregon, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 98
XI. 2 The US, Oregon, Solar, Major Policies and Incentives 104
XI. 3 The US, Oregon, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 106
XI. 4 The US, Oregon, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 107

XII The US, Texas, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 108
XII. 1 The US, Texas, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 108
XII. 2 The US, Texas, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 110
XII. 3 The US, Texas, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 110
XII. 4 Texas, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 111

XIII The US, Washington, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 113
XIII. 1 The US, Washington, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 113
XIII. 2 The US, Washington, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 116
XIII. 3 The US, Washington, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 117

XIV Canada, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 119
XIV. 1 Canada, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 119
XIV. 2 Canada, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 126
XIV. 3 Canada, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 128
XIV. 4 Canada, Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 129
XIV. 5 Canada, Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 129
XIV. 6 Canada, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 129

XV Canada, Alberta, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 138
XV. 1 Canada, Alberta, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 138
XV. 2 Canada, Alberta, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 139
XV. 3 Canada, Alberta, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 141

XVI Canada, British Columbia, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 146
XVI. 1 Canada, British Columbia, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 146
XVI. 2 Canada, British Columbia, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 149
XVI. 3 Canada, British Columbia, Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 149
XVI. 4 Canada, British Columbia, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 150

XVII Canada, November a Scotia, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 151
XVII. 1 November a Scotia, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 151
XVII. 2 Canada, November a Scotia, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 154
XVII. 3 Canada, November a Scotia, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 154
XVII. 4 Canada, November a Scotia, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 155

XVIII Canada, Ontario, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 156
XVIII. 1 Canada, Ontario, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 156
XVIII. 2 Canada, Ontario, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 160
XVIII. 3 Canada, Ontario, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 161
XVIII. 4 Canada, Ontario, Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 162
XVIII. 5 Canada, Ontario, Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 162
XVIII. 6 Canada, Ontario, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 163

XIX Canada, Quebec, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 166
XIX. 1 Canada, Quebec, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 166
XIX. 2 Canada, Quebec, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 166
XIX. 3 Canada, Quebec, Geothermal, Major Policies and Incentives 167
XIX. 4 Canada, Quebec, Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 167
XIX. 5 Canada, Quebec, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 168

XX Argentina, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 169
XX. 1 Argentina, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 169
XX. 2 Argentina, Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 171
XX. 3 Argentina, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 171
XX. 4 Argentina, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 172

XXI Brazil, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 173
XXI. 1 Brazil, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 173
XXI. 2 Brazil, Hydro, Major Policies and Incentives 175
XXI. 3 Brazil, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 176

XXII Mexico, Major Policies and March ket Instruments Supporting Renewables 182
XXII. 1 Mexico, Renewable Energy, Major Policies and Incentives 182
XXII. 2 Mexic,o Solar Power, Major Policies and Incentives 187
XXII. 3 Mexico, Wind, Major Policies and Incentives 187
XXII. 4 Mexico, Bioenergy, Major Policies and Incentives 188

XXIII Appendix 190
XXIII. 1 Methodology 190
XXIII. 2 Contact Us 192
XXIII. 3 About GlobalData 192

1.1 List of Data tables
Data table 1: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Cost of Tax Incentive, 2010 18
Data table 2: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Cost of Government Spending, 2010 19
Data table 3: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Key Provisions for Renewables, 2010 19
Data table 4: The US, Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, Renewable Energy Incentives 21
Data table 5: US States, Summary of Renewable Portfolio Standards, 2010 23
Data table 6: The US, PTC, In Service Deadline and Credit Amount, 2010 24
Data table 7: The US, Business Energy Tax Credit, Eligibility and Credit Availability, 2008 25
Data table 8: The US, Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit, Incentives Offered, 2010 26
Data table 9: The US, Volume Of Renewable Fuels Required, from 2008 to 2022 36
Data table 10: US States, Biofuels Policies for States 39
Data table 11: California, Large And Medium Public Owned Utilities, RPS Targets and Timeframe, 41
Data table 12: The Incentive Levels for 2008 42
Data table 13: SGIP, December line in Incentives for Projects than 1 MW up to 3 MW 42
Data table 14: California, Availability of Tariffs by Utility, 2010 43
Data table 15: California, Feed In Tariffs, Allocated Capacity Per Utility, 2010 43
Data table 16: California Feed-In Tariffs, March ket Price Referents as of 2009 44
Data table 17: California, Comparison of Various Renewable Programs, 2010 46
Data table 18: Go Solar California Campaign, by Program Component, from 2007 to 2016 47
Data table 19: California Solar Initiative, by Program Component, from 2007 to 2016 47
Data table 20: California Solar Initiative, 10 Step Payment Levels, 2010 48
Data table 21: Cost of Installation Of Solar System In California, Post Rebates, 2010 49
Data table 22: California, Solar Thermal Projects Under Review Or Announced, 2010 49
Data table 23: California, Wind, Rebates Offered, 2010 50
Data table 24: California, Alternative Fuel Incentive Development Program, Allocation Of Funds, 2010 52
Data table 25: Colorado, RPS, Percentage of Renewable Electricity Required, 2010 53
Data table 26: Colorado, 2008 Renewable Energy Assessment Cost Threshold Values, 2010 56
Data table 27: CORE, Solar Pioneer Rebate Program, 2010 58
Data table 28: Colorado, Tax Credit For Alternative Fuel Vehicle, 2010 61
Data table 29: Colorado, Rebates For Alternative Fuel Vehicle, 2010 61
Data table 30: Iowa, Renewable Fuel Standard, 2010 65
Data table 31: Minnesota, Xcel Energy, Renewable Portfolio Standard Requirement, 2010 69
Data table 32: Minnesota, Other Utilities, Renewable Portfolio Standard Requirement, 2010 70
Data table 33: Minnesota, Solar Hot Water Rebate Program, 2010 74
Data table 34: Nevada, Renewable Portfolio Standard, 2010 80
Data table 35: New Jersey, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Targets, 2010 86
Data table 36: New Jersey, Renewable Energy Incentive Program, Type of Incentive Available, 2010 90
Data table 37: RPS, Solar Alternative Compliance Payment Amount, 2010 92
Data table 38: REIP Solar Upfront Incentive, 2009 93
Data table 39: Renewable Energy Incentive Program, Wind Upfront Incentives, 2010 93
Data table 40: Renewable Energy Incentive Program, Fuel Cell and Sustainable Biomass Upfront Incentives, 2010 94
Data table 41: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebate Amount, 2010 95
Data table 42: New York, RPS Energy Targets (Megawatt hours), 2010 97
Data table 43: Oregon, Large Electric Facilities, Percentage of RPS Required, 2010 105
Data table 44: Oregon RPS, Type Of Eligible Resource Types Based On Facility Operational Date 106
Data table 45: Washington, Renewable Energy Standard Targets, 2010 120
Data table 46: Canada, ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities Program, Funding Available, 2010 128
Data table 47: Canada, Green Power - Provincial Targets and Policies, 2010 130
Data table 48: Canada, ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat, Incentive Rate - CAD/m2, 2010 133
Data table 49: Canada, ecoENERGY for Biofuels, Maximum Incentive Rate Payable (CAD per L), 2010 139
Data table 50: Canada, Summary Of Federal Incentives For the Promotion of Bioenergy, 2010 141
Data table 51: Canada, Summary Of Federal Incentives For the Promotion of Bioenergy (Contd 1), 2010 142
Data table 52: Canada, Summary Of Federal Incentives For the Promotion of Bioenergy (Contd 2), 2010 144
Data table 53: Alberta Bioenergy Programs, Phase 2, Maximum Funding Available, 2010 150
Data table 54: Alberta, Bioenergy Producer Credit Program, Funding Options, 2010 151
Data table 55: BC, Standing Offer Program, Base Prices By Region, 2010 154
Data table 56: Ontario, Feed -In Tariff Program for Wind Energy Projects, 2010 168
Data table 57: Ontario, Feed-In Tariffs for Water Power Projects,2010 169
Data table 58: Ontario, Standard Offer Program for Biomass Energy, 2010 170
Data table 59: Ontario, Retail Sales Tax Rebate For Vehicles Powered by Alternative Fuels, Limits to the Rebate, 2010 172
Data table 60: Argentina, Feed-in-Tariffs for Renewable Electricity Generation (ARS/ kWh) 177
Data table 61: The Brazilian PROINFA-Program: Feed in Tariffs, 2010 180
Data table 62: BNDES Financing Lines and Funding Programs Relevant to Ethanol Production, 2010 186
Data table 63: BNDES Funding Programs for SMEs Seeking Entry into Ethanol Production, 2010 187
Data table 64: Brazil, Biodiesel, Federal And State Tax Incentives, 2010 188
Data table 65: Mexico, Law on Renewable Energy, Funding Options Available, 2010 191

1.2 List of Charts
Chart 1: The US, Tax Credits Under PTC, 2010 25
Chart 2: The US, Renewable Fuel Standard, from 2006 to 2022 36
Chart 3: Colorado, RPS, Percentage of Renewable Electricity Required, 2010 54
Chart 4: Iowa, Renewable Fuel Standard, 2010 66
Chart 5: Minnesota, Xcel Energy, Renewable Portfolio Standard Requirement, 2010 70
Chart 6: Minnesota, Other Utilities, Renewable Portfolio Standard Requirement, 2010 71
Chart 7: Nevada, Renewable Portfolio Standard, 2010 81
Chart 8: New Jersey, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Targets, 2010 87
Chart 9: New Jersey, Renewable Energy Incentive Program, Comparison of Incentives Available, 2010 90
Chart 10: New York, RPS Energy Targets, 2010 97
Chart 11: Oregon, RPS targets for Large Facilities, 2010 105
Chart 12: Texas, Renewable Portfolio Standards, 2010 115
Chart 13: Washington, Renewable Energy Standard Targets, 2010 120
Chart 14: Canada, ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat, Comparison of Incentive Available, 2010 134
Chart 15: Canada, ecoENERGY for Biofuels, Comparison of Incentives Available, 2010 140
Chart 16: BC, Standing Offer Program, Base Prices By Region, 2010 154
Chart 17: GlobalData Methodology, 2010 197

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