[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

EU commission shelves plans to introduce renewables certificates trade — report  

The EU commission has shelved plans to introduce cross-border trade with renewable energy certificates over German government concerns local energy producers could export their volumes, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.

The EU plans to introduce certificates for new investments in renewable energy as part of its plans to commit member states to a certain share of renewables in their energy mix by 2020.

Under initial plans, member states can also reach their national goals by investing in other countries’ renewable energy generation.

According to the report, which cites a EU draft for the directive, the German government fears local renewable energy producers will rather export their certificates for higher prices than feed their energy into the national grid at fixed prices.

The German government fears that as a result, it would be forced to spend some 4 bln eur on purchasing additional certificates or invest in less cost-effective energy sources to come up for the losses, according to the report.

Thomson Financial


21 December 2007

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.