The European commission could find itself breaching EU internal market rules if it fails to propose at least a rudimentary trading mechanism to help member states meet renewable energy consumption targets, an industry group said last week.
"Anything less than a partial mandatory market opening [of trade in renewables certificates] would be non-compliant with primary EU laws," according to Recs, a group of businesses involved in setting certification standards and mechanisms. Its claims were made after workshop to assess the legal issues around renewables trading.
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