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Session A1 2017-09-05T22:35:45+00:00


Evolution of Regulatory Frameworks to Integrate High-shares of Renewables

Day: September 12th, 2017

Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Room: SUN

Short description:

Various types of government-led support schemes have accompanied the global rise of renewable energy. As the penetration, technology and application range of RE evolves, so do regulatory instruments and support schemes.

As of 2016 RE targets were present in 177 countries with renewable energy electricity making up the majority of this in 150 countries indicating a specific share of renewable electricity. Simultaneously the move to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 is gaining traction among cities, provinces and countries. For the energy sector as a whole, 89 countries have economy-wide targets for primary and/or final shares of RE, followed by national heating and cooling policies in 47 countries and transport policies in 41 countries.

Questions to be addressed by the session:

  1. What regulatory measures could provide the much-needed impetus for the heating and cooling sector? How much of an impediment do still existing fossil fuel subsidies present and what does it require for this relict to be removed?
  2. Is technology neutrality the way forward or rather technology specific support schemes or a combination of the two? Should support measures be pursued for RE technologies apart from solar PV and wind to push their development? And if so, what could they look like?
  3. Will cities and municipalities become front-runners in developing integrated regulatory frameworks for the promotion of RE in power, heating & cooling, and transport? Or do you rather see this role with the national governments? And how could they benefit from each other?
  4. Who will be the new actors involved in implementing and monitoring future regulatory frameworks?

Session composition:

The keynote speaker gives a 15 min overview of the thematic context of this session. In the remaining time, the panelist’s respond to the questions posed by the moderator as well as discussion points from the audience.

Keynote: Mr. Guillermo García Alcocer, Comisionado Presidente, CRE

Moderator: Mr. Diego Arjona Director, Institute for Electricity and Clean Energies 

Confirmed Panelists:

Other Panelists TBC

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