Local Content Requirements and the Renewable Energy Industry - A Good Match?

  title={Local Content Requirements and the Renewable Energy Industry - A Good Match?},
  author={Jan-Christoph Kuntze and T. Moerenhout},
  journal={Environment for Innovation eJournal},
This paper offers an initial assessment of the use of local content requirements (LCR) in renewable energy policy. It observes that in spite of free trade concerns, many countries with different levels of economic development attach LCR to their support schemes and procurement tenders. The legality and potential effectiveness of LCR are a pressing issue. Because of the financial crisis, public financing for low carbon policies and investments is more limited, especially in austerity-driven… Expand
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