Global environmental challenges
Factbox: Renewable energy targets around the world
(Reuters) – Several countries have introduced subsidies or incentives to encourage clean energy production, such as feed-in tariffs or green certificates. Listed below are countries which have established renewable energy targets from 2013 to 2020.
Source: Reuters, Renewable Energy Policy network (www.ren21.net)
(1) See individual EU member state targets here
(2) The Japan target may be subject to change as the Japanese government
plans to submit Climate Change Law to parliament in coming months
(3) In pending climate change legislation, the United States has proposed a
target of 15 pct by 2020. Twenty-nine out of 50 U.S. states have set targets for
minimum amounts of electricity generation from renewable sources, while another
five states have voluntary goals.
(Compiled by Nina Chestney; Editing by Sara Ledwith)