Country Attractiveness Indices

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Since 2003, the EY Environmental Finance team has been releasing quarterly data that ranks national renewable energy markets, and their suitability for individual technologies. The Country Attractiveness Indices now track the relative attractiveness of 40 countries' renewable energy markets across a selection of technologies each quarter.

Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices

To find out more about the renewable markets, read the latest EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices below which scores and comments on various technologies, including wind, solar PV, solar CSP, biomass, and geothermal.

Renewable energy attractiveness indices – August 2012

Welcome to the 2012 global economy. Growth in many countries is faltering and unemployment rates are stagnating. Even the rapid growth countries are showing signs of slowdown. Some five years after the start of the financial crisis, economies are yet to recover and fiscal deficits continue to ricochet across borders.

In the West, such economic difficulties – together with a resurgence of cheap gas – have yet to translate into bold policy announcements. With voters weary of recession and squeezed by ever-increasing demands on their finances, policy-makers have yet to demonstrate the appetite to make long-term investment decisions that would necessitate short-term cost increases.

In Asia by contrast, green job creation schemes have surged to the forefront of debate, with countries competing to set out the most ambitious plans. This theme of Asian innovation plays out in this edition of our Country Attractiveness Indices (CAI), where China has reinforced its top spot position in our league table.


United States Attractiveness Indices

The United States Attractiveness Indices (USAI) provide scores for state renewable energy markets, renewable energy infrastructures and their suitability for individual technologies. The indices provide scores out of 100 and are typically updated on a biannual basis.

  United States Attractiveness Indices: Fall 2012


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