Transitioning to a Renewable Energy Future
This White Paper provides a rationale for effective governmental renewable energy policies worldwide, as well as sufficient information to accelerate effective governmental policies. It is the thesis of this White Paper that a worldwide effort to generate the renewable energy transition must emerge at the top of national and international political agendas. The paper presents a number of policy recommendations related to the following: national multi-year goals; production incentives; financing mechanisms; system wide surcharges; credit trading mechanisms; specific governmental renewable energy quotas, removal of procedural, institutional and economic barriers for renewable energy; facilitation of the integration of renewable energy resources into grids and societal infrastructure; and leveling the playing field by redressing the continuing inequalities in public subsidies of energy technologies and R&D, in which the fossil fuels and nuclear power continue to receive the largest share of support.
Written by Donald W. Aitkin, Ph.D., published 2003.
The English version of the White Paper is here.
The translations of the this White Paper are available here in Chinese, French, Arabic, Spanish and Czech.