Proof Point


Renewable energy targets reported by Ren21 as most prevalent energy policy, with 179 countries having some level of national, state or provincial targets in place as of 2017

Most Prevalent Renewable Energy Regulatory Policies
2017 (number of countries)

Proof Point Findings:
  • Renewable Energy – Energy generated from renewable sources, including solar, wind, biomass, small hydro, biofuels, geothermal and marine
  • Renewable Energy Targets – Ren21 study found renewable energy target as most prevalent type of energy regulatory policy in 2017, with 179 countries already implementing it on national, state, or provincial level
  • Regulatory Incentives and Mandates – 128 countries have also established power regulatory incentives or mandates in place, while 70 also have transport-related policies and 24 have heating and cooling policies
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include strengthened government support for transition to renewable energy resources, significant advancements in renewable energy technologies, and rapidly accelerating climate change
Sector: Government (excluding military)

Date Last Updated: January 14, 2019

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