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The European Experience with Renewable Energy Support Schemes and Their Adoption: Potential Lessons for Other Countries

Lauber, Volkmar


In the EU since the late 1990s, two schemes for renewable electricity support have competed with each other: feed-in tariffs (FITs) and tradable green certificates (TGCs). After electricity liberalisation began in 1997, the European Commission at first sought harmonisation of support rules and challenged FIT for violating legal provisions; however, it accepted a compromise for the first renewable energy directive of 2001. Focused attention on the results of two schemes produced valuable...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review


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