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Taxes and incentives for renewable energy

While this report is principally designed to help companies and investors stay current with government policies and programs that support renewable energy, it does provide a useful summary of tax and nontax incentives in use in 31 countries, which may be helpful for developing country policymakers who wish to see which incentive measures are being used in other countries, as a starting point for comparative analysis. The table on p. 10 summarizes the different instruments used in these countries, and the following country pages provide brief information about the specific incentives.

UNDP’s Derisking renewable energy investment (DREI) (in key resources, this subsection) presents four illustrative case studies for wind energy in Kenya, Mongolia, Panama, and South Africa.

E3G’s Designing smart green finance incentive schemes: The role of the public sector and development banks (in key resources, this subsection) contains case studies in chapter 5 of the report.

The World Bank’s The design and sustainability of renewable energy incentives: An economic analysis (in key resources, this subsection) contains eight detailed case studies on Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Turkey, and Vietnam.

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