Considerations for Choosing the Right Policy | Clean Power Hub

Considerations for Choosing the Right Policy

The process of selecting a policy or incentive should include deep consideration of these strengths and limitations as they relate to a variety of political, institutional, economic, and environmental factors. These factors can influence and impact policy design, deployment, and efficacy.

Critically, long-term power system planning exercises can be a crucial foundation for policy development and deployment. These planning efforts tend to work best when they meaningfully and consistently involve a wide variety of power sector stakeholders, as this helps build understanding of and support for new policy. Visit the Clean Power Hub’s guides focused on supporting power sector planning if you are interested in learning more.

4.1. Alignment with Existing Goals & Targets

Clean power can support a variety of national and local goals, objectives, and targets, including economic growth and development, industrial modernization, social well-being, air and water quality, and more.

Careful consideration and prioritiza...


4.2. Governance Authority and Capacity

The structure of and relationships between the governing institutions and power system stakeholders in your country – and their decision-making and implementation capacity – will influence a policy’s effectiveness, as well as your ability to build suppo...


4.3. Political Economy Influences on Clean Power

Political economy refers to the – often complex and nuanced – interactions between the political, economic and social forces that participate in and/or shape national, sub-national and international decision making. Studying political economy may help c...


4.4. Consumer and Economic Impacts

Increasing clean power in your power system can lead to job creation, economic growth, and many other socio-economic benefits, but – as is the case with many other areas of public policy – these benefits may not distribute themselves equally across indu...


4.5. Renewable Resource Availability and Potential

The abundance and quality of renewable resources varies significantly internationally, nationally and sub-nationally. A clear understanding of the available renewable energy resources is crucial for policy design.

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