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PSIRU Paper: Renewable energy

20 September, 2013
As part of policies to combat climate change, there is a global commitment to increase the proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy sources, including hydro‐electric, wind, solar and geothermal. This reduces the use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas, which produce CO2 emissions and so contribute to climate change. National and global policies for renewable energies reflect the result of public debates and democratic decisions.

This briefing is based on a number of PSIRU reports on the energy sector, all of which are available on the PSIRU
website at www.psiru.org, including in particular:

  • Electricity Sector in Vietnam: Is Competition the answer? Apr 2013 Steve Thomas, Tue Anh Nguyen
  • Overview of energy in Africa Jan 2013 Sandra van Niekerk, David Hall
  • Re‐municipalisation in Europe Nov 2012 David Hall, Emanuele Lobina, Philip Terhorst
  • Who is building renewable generation in W Europe? ‐ Nov 2011 Steve Thomas
  • The Future of Energy: Are Competitive Markets and Nuclear Power the Answer? ‐ Feb 2010 Steve Thomas
  • Global experience with electricity liberalisation ‐ Dec 2009 David Hall, Steve Thomas, Violeta Corral
  • Energy Planning in Brazil ‐ Nov 2009 Steve Thomas


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