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Research and Markets: OECD: Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of OECD Publishing's new report "Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development" to their offering.

In many OECD countries, governments have invested large amounts of public money to support renewable energy (RE) development and are requiring significant quantities of it to be sold by energy providers.

But what are the economic impacts of these policies on the rural regions where deployment takes place?

How can RE bring the greatest benefit to host regions?

These are some of the questions explored by this study. Drawing on case studies in 16 regions within 10 countries, the research finds that while RE indeed represents an opportunity for stimulating economic growth in rural communities, its development benefits are not automatic. Realising them requires a complex and flexible policy framework and a long-term strategy, as well as a realistic appreciation of the potential gains from RE deployment.

Making a positive connection between RE development and local economic growth will require more coherent strategies, the right set of local conditions, and a place-based approach to deployment.

Key Topics Covered:

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Executive summary

Part I. Synthesis And Policy Implications

Chapter 1. Trends in global renewable energy markets and national policies

Chapter 2. Overcoming the barriers to renewable -energy deployment

Chapter 3. Renewable energy and rural development: Making the link

Chapter 4. The challenges of linking renewable energy to rural development

Chapter 5. Putting renewable energy to work in rural areas

Part II. Case Studies

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Source: OECD Publishing

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