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Title: Feed-in-tariffs and the politics of renewable energy in Indonesia and the Philippines
Authors: Guild, James
Keywords: Social sciences::Economic development
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Guild, J. (2019). Feed-in-tariffs and the politics of renewable energy in Indonesia and the Philippines. Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies, 6(3), 417-431. doi:10.1002/app5.288
Journal: Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies
Abstract: The ability of Southeast Asia's largest economies to develop renewable energy sectors is important for the reduction of carbon emissions. A popular policy tool for jump‐starting growth in renewables is feed‐in‐tariffs (FITs), whereby the government pays a long‐term and mutually agreed rate to independent power producers to develop renewable energies such as solar, biomass, wind, and hydropower. Indonesia and the Philippines have both adopted FITs in recent years, and the result has been a strong growth of renewable energy in the Philippines, but not in Indonesia. This difference can be partly explained by variances in policy design and political economic conditions that have impacted policy success. The Philippines enacted a FIT scheme that reflected several best practices in policy design. The political economic conditions of energy markets in the Philippines were also initially more favourable. The variance in these components helps to explain the divergent results of their respective FIT systems.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/142249
ISSN: 2050-2680
DOI: 10.1002/app5.288
Rights: © 2019 The Author. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies published by Crawford School of Public Policy of the Australian National University and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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