The US-China Program of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association have released the second edition of the US-China Quarterly Market Review (QMR), which examines developments in renewable energy markets, finance and policy in the U.S. and China during the last quarter of 2010.
Topics covered in the QMR include the following:
– The strength of the Texas wind market due to its large population and abundant wind resources and the actions local policymakers are taking to address transmission issues;
– The impact of the U.S. midterm elections on congressional committee assignments and a look at what to expect from federal and state policies in 2011;
– Trends in U.S. financing of renewable energy, including investment type and project structures;
– Drivers of the Chinese wind market, with a look at the leading provinces in wind energy development;
– Amendments to China's Renewable Energy Law that encourage better coordination between energy generation and energy transmission; and
– China's policies on foreign investment in the renewable energy sector.