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High wire act: electricity transmission infrastructure and its impact on the renewable energy market

1st April 2011

Topic(s): Renewables, Solar energy, Wind energy

Renewable energy, particularly electricity generated from sun, wind, and waves, has a critical role to play in powering a low-carbon economy. Despite its potential, the scaling up of renewable energy presents unique challenges. This paper examines transmission developments and challenges in the European Union (EU), China, and the United States—three regions that present entirely different pictures in terms of governance structures, institutions, and traditions for making decisions about transmission.

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High wire act: electricity transmission infrastructure and its impact on the renewable energy market

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