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Policies and Laws and Island Environments

  • Allan Ingelson
  • Christopher Phillip
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Part of the Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands book series (SESGI)

Abstract

During the last decade, the generation of electricity from renewable energy (RE) resources has increased significantly in numerous countries around the world. Government policies and laws play an important role in facilitating the development of RE resources. In this chapter, examples of RE technologies that have been successfully deployed on islands in different regions of the world to generate electricity and the government policies and laws that have been used to promote RE development. In some countries governments have employed a combination of different programs and incentives to facilitate electricity production from RE.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of Calgary, Canadian Institute of Resources LawCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Student-at-lawBritish Columbia (B.C.) HydroVancouverCanada

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