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A review of regulatory framework for wind energy in European Union countries: Current state and expected developments

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  • González, Javier Serrano
  • Lacal-Arántegui, Roberto

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This paper presents an overview of the regulatory framework for wind energy in European Union Member States. The analysis covers three main aspects of regulatory framework: support schemes, electrical grid issues and potential barriers for wind power deployment. The aim is not just to provide an updated picture of current (early-2015) regulatory framework, but also to analyse the past evolution and trends (in order to achieve the targets of renewable energy share set for 2020). Each country implements a specific regulatory framework driven by several factors: their own renewable energy targets, local availability of renewable resources, energy mix structure, existing infrastructures as well as other factors such as public perception or geographical distribution of electricity generation and consumption points.

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  • González, Javier Serrano & Lacal-Arántegui, Roberto, 2016. "A review of regulatory framework for wind energy in European Union countries: Current state and expected developments," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 588-602.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:56:y:2016:i:c:p:588-602
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.11.091
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