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Opportunities and Barriers for Renewable Energy in NAFTA

February 10, 2006 46 pages

Opportunities and Barriers for Renewable Energy in NAFTA

February 10, 2006 46 pages

Description

This paper provides an overview and perspective of both the renewable energy industry in North America and governmental measures in the NAFTA countries to support renewables. The paper goes on to examine the law of the North American Free Trade Agreement [NAFTA] and applicable GATT/WTO provisions with a view to considering whether NAFTA creates obstacles to governmental measures to support renewables but also whether there are opportunities under NAFTA to challenge regulatory barriers to the development of renewable energy markets. Where appropriate, this paper reproduces the analysis in REIL’s recent submission to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on non-tariff barriers and trade in renewable energy.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Green Economy

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