November 21, 2010•11pm - November 22, 2010•11pm EST
On November 22-23, WRI and the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America hosted an international workshop on renewable energy policies for renewable energy experts from developing countries here in Washington, DC.
The workshop brought together policy experts (such as policy makers, representatives from government agencies, renewable energy agencies, utilities, think tanks, NGOs etc), investors and project developers with an interest in renewable energy.
During the two-day workshop participants shared their experiences on renewable energy policies in their respective countries. The workshop provided a deeper understanding of renewable energy policy design and implementation. Discussions focused on the role of international financial institutions and the role financial mechanisms, such as feed-in-tariffs, can play to mobilize investments and support the extension of renewable energies in developing countries.