As renewable energy sources are more widely used and corresponding support systems expanded, the economic significance of the sector is also growing. This, in turn, also leads to a growing potential for trade disputes involving renewable energy production. This study on renewable energy law presents the international legal framework relevant to support systems for renewable energy, notably WTO law . A particular focus is on local-content requirements existing in this sectors as well as on trade remedy procedures. The study was compiled with the financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as well as Project Management Jülich. The study (in German) is available for download, including an English summary.
Dr. Christiane Gerstetter