Single EU renewables support "still a way off"

Energy commissioner Piebalgs says more research needed before harmonised mechanism possible

The prospect of a harmonised EU mechanism to support renewable electricity generation is "still a way off", energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs said on Wednesday. Mr Piebalgs was presenting a new analysis of the effectiveness of national support mechanisms in meeting targets in the 2001 renewable electricity directive.

The commission's review says both major support approaches - green certificates and feed-in tariffs - have had success, but that neither has been in operation long enough to conclude that one is better than the other overall.

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