Designing Sustainable Development? The Effectiveness of PV Solar Regulation in Australia and China

Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 15, pp. 1-15, 2013

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/20

22 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2013 Last revised: 11 Apr 2013

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Penelope Crossley

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: April 3, 2013

Abstract

In an effort to accelerate the commercialisation and deployment of solar energy, the NSW and Chinese governments have recently established regulatory support mechanisms in the form of feed-in tariffs for their solar industries. This article critically compares the flawed design and implementation of the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme, with the recently implemented Chinese Improving the Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Price Scheme to assess how the design of these schemes contributes to their success or failure. It concludes with recommendations for future regulatory support mechanisms to make them more effective and more likely to be successfully implemented.

Keywords: renewable energy, solar energy, law, regulatory support mechanisms, feed-in tariff, Australia, China, sustainable development

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K32

Suggested Citation

Crossley, Penelope, Designing Sustainable Development? The Effectiveness of PV Solar Regulation in Australia and China (April 3, 2013). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 15, pp. 1-15, 2013; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2244618

Penelope Crossley (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

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The University of Sydney
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