Renewable energy and carbon capture

Renewable energy consumption, policy and general regulation

Give details of the production and consumption of renewable energy in your country. What is the policy on renewable energy? Describe any obligations on the state and private parties for renewable energy production or use. Describe the main provisions of any scheme for registration of renewable energy production and use and for trade of related accounting units or credits.

Law 57-07 on Incentives for Renewable Energy and their Special Regimes, dated 7 May 2007, regulates the concessions for the alternative energies in the Dominican Republic and grants fiscal incentives for the promotion and development of wind, solar projects, among others.

Law 64-00 and its regulations regulate the environmental legal compliance of renewable energy projects and requires the obtainment of an environmental authorisation, which requires the preparation of environmental studies to determine the impacts that the project will have in its construction and operation phases. The terms of reference that the Ministry of the Environment will issue for each project will be adapted to the proposed operations.

Wind energy

Describe, in general terms, any regulation of wind energy.

See question 19.

Solar energy

Describe, in general terms, any regulation of solar energy.

See question 19.

Hydropower, geothermal, wave and tidal energy

Describe, in general terms, any regulation of hydropower, geothermal, wave or tidal energy.

See question 19.


Describe, in general terms, any regulation of production of energy based on waste.

See question 19.

Biofuels and biomass

Describe, in general terms, any regulation of biofuel for transport uses and any regulation of biomass for generation of heat and power.

See question 19.

Carbon capture and storage

Describe, in general terms, any policy on and regulation of carbon capture and storage.

Currently, work is being done on the design and development of the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), promotion of conservation, sustainable management of forests and increase of forest carbon reserves at the UNFCCC.