Four countries warned over cogeneration directive

The European Commission has sent final warnings to Portugal, Slovakia, Finland and the UK for partial implementation of the 2004 cogeneration directive. Member states had until 21 February 2006 to transpose the rules into national law.

In other areas, Italy is being taken to the European court for failing to recognise guarantees of origin for green electricity produced in France, Greece and Slovenia in 2005. Greece also failed to notify implementation of a directive on shipments of radioactive waste.

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