This edition of Taxes and Incentives for Renewable Energy, compiled by KPMG’s Global Energy & Natural Resources tax practice, covers 31 countries, three more than last year and more than twice the number of the 2011 edition. New countries for 2014 include Belgium, Costa Rica, Greece, and the Philippines.
With over 75 pages of reports, tables and analysis, this publication provides up-to-date information about tax and incentive programs that encourage energy generation from wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, geothermal and hydropower sources. These programs also encourage increased energy efficiencies, smart-grid technologies, carbon capture and storage technologies.
Readers will also find an updated top-five ranking for renewable energy producing countries: China, the US, Japan, UK and Germany.
In addition, the 2014 edition provides an update on global energy demand, the influence of new shale gas discoveries on energy markets, the recent slowdown in global adoption rates for renewables programs, and new estimates regarding the growth of renewables over the next two decades.