Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.

Abstract

The United States is currently struggling to make progress in the renewable energy industry. Policy approaches in Denmark, Germany, and Spain were examined to determine factors that promote the use of renewables. Factors influencing energy policy were compared. From this analysis ten policy approaches for promoting renewable energy in the US were developed and assessed. The most practical of these include major investment in renewable technology and the rapid development of resources when economically feasible.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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