Renewable energy

For the purposes of Type (i) small-scale project activities, renewable energy is defined according to a list of eligible activities set out in the attachment to 4/CMP.1, Annex II:

Definition of "renewable energy": the Executive Board agreed to draw up an indicative list of energy sources/eligible project activities,1 as proposed in the attachment to annex 2 of the annotated agenda of its third meeting. In drawing up such a list, the Board shall consider recognized classifications of renewable energy technologies/sources and take into account experience based on completed or ongoing small-scale projects in relevant fields. Following the "bottom-up" project cycle approach of the clean development mechanism (CDM), this list shall evolve and be further elaborated over time as new project activities are proposed and registered (4/CMP.1, Annex II, paragraph 1).

It was agreed that peat and non-biogenic waste burning activities should not be included in this list (4/CMP.1, Annex II, footnote 1).

The current list of eligible projects that have been approved by the Executive Board are available online.  For example, the first project category in Type (i), electricity generation by the user, lists:

... solar power, hydropower, wind power and other technologies that produce electricity all of which is used on-site by the user, such as solar home systems, and wind battery chargers (AMS.-I.A.).

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Type (i) project activities

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