Tradable certificates floated to support CHP

Supporters of combined heat and power (CHP) generation gathered in Brussels yesterday to debate the possible creation of an EU tradable certificate scheme to promote the technology (EED 28/01/03). The Cogen Europe seminar marked the close of the 16-month ECoCert research programme, set up to investigate whether green certificate schemes for renewable energy generation could be applied to CHP. Early conclusions are that CHP certificates are feasible but would be more complex to introduce than for renewable energy. A final report is due soon. See ECoCert programme.

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