China: Targets for Renewable Energy

China’s energy mix will be made up of 16% renewable energy by 2020, including specific goals for each sector.

Status: In Force;


-install 5GW wind power by 2010 and 30GW wind power by 2020

-300MW installed capacity of solar power by 2010 and 1,800MW by 2020

China: U.S.-China Biomass MOU

South Africa: Biofuels Strategy

This strategy is based on a draft developed by the Energy by the Biofuels Task Team in 2006. The strategy proposes to make the liquid fuel supply 2% biofuels in 5 years. It targets sugar cane, sugar beet, canola, sunflower, and soy, but avoids use of corn because of food security issues. The strategy seeks to continue incentives to develop biofuels through tax breaks and exemptions, and addresses issues of production,  land use, water resources, and funding.

India: Ethanol Promotion

India has passed a measure to increase the blend of ethanol in gasoline from 5% to 10% by October 2008. Indian ethanol manufacturers will also begin producing directly from sugarcane instead of from molasses. The government has recommended a standard price of 21.5 rupees per liter.

Date Implemented: 2007

Status: In Force; Mandatory

Argentina: Renewable Energy Law

The Argentine statute outlines which sources of renewable energy will qualify for state support, provides tax breaks for renewable energy equipment and offers tariffs for certain renewable resources. It includes promotion of wind, solar, and small hydro power, a fuel cell project, and rural electrification. 

The project is designed to:

-identify policies for removing obstacles to renewables development;

Turkey: Energy Efficiency Law

Thailand: National Energy Strategy

Thailand: Small Power Producer (SPP) program

The Thai government supports the development of renewable and non-conventional electricity production and cogeneration. SPPs can sell electricity to EGAT for distribution or to consumers located near the plant provided that this energy is generated using hydro, biomass or thermal cogeneration. Under this program, one enterprise is developing power plants fueled by rice husk. 

Date Implemented: 1992

Thailand: Energy Conservation and Promotion Act

South Korea: Development of Renewables

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) invested in the research and development of renewable energy sources

Date Implemented: 2002

Status: In Force; Voluntary

Funding Information: Over KRW 71 billion