Status and perspectives for renewable energy development in the UNECE region
The renewable energy markets of the 56 UNECE members are rather heterogeneous. Some countries boast high renewable energy shares in their heating and electricity systems, while others still heavily rely on fossil energy sources. Despite the mixed status quo, potential for renewable energy development is substantial in all parts of the region. However, depending on existing socio-economic as well as technological and political frameworks, UNECE countries face different challenges and barriers. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the status quo, recent developments and prospects of renewable energy markets within the UNECE area. Moreover, it examines the renewable policy promotion schemes put in place in the respective countries and offers recommendations for successful policy formulation and implementation. The report draws on the results from two expert workshops with regional energy insiders held in November 2017 in Bonn, three Hard Talks with policy makers as well as on other recent publications and trends.