Combining Policies for Renewable Energy : Is the Whole Less than the Sum of Its Parts ?

  title={Combining Policies for Renewable Energy : Is the Whole Less than the Sum of Its Parts ?},
  author={Carolyn Fischer and Louis Preonas},
Since the energy crisis in the 1970s and later the growing concern for climate change in the 1990s, policymakers at all levels of government and around the world have been enthusiastically supporting a wide range of incentive mechanisms for electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-E). Motivations range from energy security to environmental preservation to green jobs and innovation, and measures comprise an array of subsidies to mandates to emissions trading. But do these policies work… CONTINUE READING
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