“North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2012” is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy market in the region. The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in North and South America namely the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. It details the key policy instruments adopted by the US Federal and State governments that led to huge development in the renewable industry. The report also provides insights to major policy initiatives taken up by the US Administration for the market development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biopower and biofuels. For Canada, in addition to the federal policies, the report details the policies of the provinces that are leading the renewable energy industry in the country. For other major countries, it provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of their renewable energy industry. The report also provides major technology specific policies and incentives provided in each of these countries.