CEER position on subsidies for renewable generation

Council of European Energy Regulators paper (11 pages, PDF) on EU legislative proposals related to climate change and renewable energy. This criticises a proposal to oblige all countries to grant preferential network access to renewable generation. It notes some issues, in particular the risk of double support, arising from cross-border trading of "green certificates" in a context where the structure of renewables subsidy schemes vary between countries, but does not propose a solution. As to the impact of these subsidies on consumer tariffs, the paper urges the Commission to:

draw the attention of Member States to the possible impacts on vulnerable and poorer consumers and to encourage them to implement measures (perhaps through targeting energy efficiency measures) which protect those consumers from the full impact of the costs.

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Filed under Electricity, ERGEG, State aid.

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