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Title
EU renewable energy support policy: faith or facts?
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Abstract
The recentEUCommissionproposalforpromotingthesupplyofpowerfromrenewableenergysources wasoriginallybasedonapan-European,harmonisedtradablegreencertificate(TGC)scheme.We suggest, onthebasisofamulti-disciplinaryanalysis,thatapan-EUTGCsystemisnotthewayforward for Europe.ItisvitalthattheCommission(andthemajorityofMemberStates)avoidsimplementation of suchpolicydesignsputforwardbyacoalitionofvestedinterests.Theyshouldinsteadlookat,andact upon, theavailableevidencefromthosecountriesthathaveexperimentedwithTGCs(e.g.Flanders,UK and Sweden)anddesignpoliciesthatstandabetterchanceofmeetingthecriteriaofeffectiveness, efficiencyandequity.Inparticular,thepoliciesmustenableEUtomeettheimmenseinnovation/ industrialisationchallengebyinducingthedevelopmentofacapitalgoodsindustrythatcan,eventually, diffuse abroadrangeoftechnologiesthatuserenewableenergysources.Onlythenwecanacquirean abilitytoimplementanindustrialrevolutionintheenergysysteminawaythatbroadlymeetsthe criteria ofeffectivenessanddynamicefficiency
Language
English
Source (journal)
Energy policy. - Guildford, 1973, currens
Publication
Guildford : 2009
ISSN
0301-4215 [print]
1873-6777 [online]
Volume/pages
37:6(2009), p. 2143-2146
ISI
000266233300018
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