Due to growing environmental issues, a strong political will to increase the use of renewable energy sources exists in many countries of the world. Mainly in the EU, measures to promote renewable energies have been taken. In Asia, the use of renewable energy is being promoted, too. However, policies as well as markets are still rather in the fledging stages. Therefore, a network on Green Independent Power Producers (GrIPPs) was set up, to exchange experiences between Europe and Southeast Asia made in European and Asian power markets related to success factors of renewable energy projects. Inter alia, several workshops have been organized within this network. The book at hand contains several works in the field of renewable energies, which have been presented on the EC-ASEAN GrIPP Net workshop "Current Development of Green IPPs" in Karlsruhe in September 2005. The contributions can be classified in three topics:
- renewable energy technologies and resources,
- economic and policy context for renewable energy development, and
- emission trading and CDM.