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Renewable Energy law and Development: Case Study Analysis

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ISBN13: 9781782546634
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00

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This is a unique book written by one of the leading scholars in the field. It uses detailed case studies to analyze the successes, failures and challenges of renewable energy initiatives in developing and emerging countries.

Incorporating the insights and perspectives of researchers who come from the respective countries covered, the study compares some of the most exciting success stories, including: China’s meteoric rise from near zero use of renewable energy to being the world leader in solar thermal, solar photovoltaic and wind energy; Brazil’s success in becoming the world’s top ethanol producer and exporter; and India’s pioneering use of a hedge plant to produce biodiesel and its use of animal and human wastes for rural electrification. The book also describes Indonesia’s disastrous palm oil program which cut down its forests and excavated its peat bogs. It concludes that good leadership is the largest factor in success, but that it is also critical to include public participation, training, transparency, environmental consideration, fair labor practices, protection against exploitation and enforcement.

This book is designed to be helpful to other countries seeking to initiate renewable energy programs. It will appeal to local administrators and policymakers, field personnel from UN agencies and NGOs, and renewable energy funders, as well as to academic researchers.

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Energy and Natural Resources Law
1. China Renewable Energy Case Studies
Part I: Introduction
Part II: Biogas Programs in China with Chen Yitong
Part III: China’s Solar Thermal Utilization with Long Xue
Part IV: China’s Photovoltaic Energy Case Study with Long Xue
Part V: China’s Off-shore Wind Energy Case Study with Zheyuan Liu
Part VI: Hydroelectric Dams – Three Gorges Dam
2. China Nuclear Power: Successes and Challenges with Jengru Feng
3. Renewable Energy in the Philippines with Alvin K. Leong
4. Case Study of the Implementation of Solar Combined Pilot Plant in Ain Beni Mayhar, Morocco with Alexis Thau
5. Case Study of Biofuels in India with Sayen S. Das
6. Case Study of Renewable Energy in Brazil with Douglas Sidrim Figueredo and Lia Helena Monteiro Demange
7. Indonesia’s Palm Oil Based Biodiesel Program with Christopher J. Riti
8. Case Study of Renewable Energy in Pakistan with Shakeel Kazmi