Publication
Title
The 2013 reforms of the Flemish renewable electricity support : missed opportunities
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Abstract
The Flemish renewable electricity support system has struggled to address a number of problematic issues in the past. These included excessive profit margins and general malfunctioning of the green certificate market, as well as a lack of qualification of various existing renewable energy technologies. The Flemish government responded to these issues by introducing major reforms in 2013, including banding to differentiate the support for various technologies. However, reliable methods for differentiating renewable electricity technologies and calculating support levels have not been sufficiently developed. The main objective of the 2013 reforms was to reduce support costs, but application of German feed-in tariffs on 18 reference technologies has shown that most projects in Flanders continue to receive high levels of support. The 2013 reforms did not succeed in addressing malfunctioning of the green certificate market. On the contrary, the confidence of investors in renewable electricity plants has decreased as the terms of support can be altered retroactively by adjusting remuneration levels and through political interventions. Future adaptations are likely to be made which will further decrease the overall stability and effectiveness of the system.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Renewable energy. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2015
ISSN
0960-1481
Volume/pages
83(2015), p. 905-917
ISI
000358455100087
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UAntwerpen
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Project info
System analysis of a bio-energy plantation: full greenhouse gas balance and energy accounting. (POPFULL)
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 04.06.2015
Last edited 11.12.2017
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