Renewable energy country attractiveness index

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RECAI library – previous issues

Established in 2003, our global publication ranks 40 countries on the attractiveness of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities.

EY - RECAI 49 May 2017

RECAI Issue 49: May 2017


  • News on how China overtook the top spot as the US fell for the first time since 2015
  • Insight on the global boom in offshore wind due to the dramatic fall in costs
  • Spotlight on how battery storage capacity is rising fast with installed capacity set to grow at a cumulative average rate of 44%
  • How ambitious renewables energy targets pushed India to second in the index
  • How solar developers in Southeast Asia are shifting their focus to the rooftops of commercial and industrial energy users
  • An in-depth look at the latest developments in Malaysia and Spain
EY - RECAI 48 October 2016

RECAI Issue 48: October 2016


  • News on how the majority of renewable energy green bond activity in 2016 hails from Europe
  • How large businesses are increasingly looking to strike their own PPAs directly with developers, to reach green goals as well as avoiding price volatility
  • How the oil-rich Saudi Kingdom is preparing its first renewable energy tender
  • An in-depth look at the latest developments in Chile and South Africa
EY - RECAI 47 May 2016

RECAI Issue 47: May 2016


  • A new index methodology that reflects a new world order as renewables goes beyond decarbonisation
  • How grid parity affects policymakers
  • How the best climate finance opportunities post COP21 are likely to be in emerging markets
  • An in-depth look at the latest developments in Australia, Germany and Mexico.

RECAI Issue 46: February 2016


  • a graphic snapshot of 2015’s key investment, installation and index trends
  • the latest country-specific, transaction and investment highlights
  • how cost-effective subsidy-free energy is putting greater pressure on utilities, their competitors and investors
  • a spotlight on how energy companies can remedy failure to ask themselves what is actually in demand.
EY - RECAI report

RECAI Issue 45: September 2015


  • optimizing policy’s role in delivering utility-scale renewables
  • strategic use of public-private partnerships through auctions
  • deep dive articles on the US, Brazil, India, the UK and Turkey.
EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index June 2015

RECAI Issue 44: June 2015


  • empowering the Mediterranean region
  • how to make storage just another energy asset
  • deep dive articles on Germany, the UK and Egypt.
EY - Renewable energy country attractiveness index March 2015

RECAI Issue 43: March 2015


  • exclusive interview with India’s Energy Minister Piyush Goyal
  • the unique challenges and opportunities in electrifying Sub-Saharan Africa
  • interview with Power Africa Coordinator Andrew Herscowitz
  • deep dive articles on China, Japan, France and the Philippines.
EY - Renewable energy country attractiveness index September 2014

RECAI Issue 42: September 2014


  • enabling Europe
  • the creation of energy microsystems across island nations and the power of local finance
  • deep dive articles on the UK, Brazil, Australia and Italy.

For previous issues going back to 2003, please contact the Senior Advisor, Phil Dominy.