Governments and markets

December 2005
European Power News;Dec2005, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p23
Trade Publication
The article reports on governmental policies concerning renewable sources of energy in Europe. The members of Sustainable Energy Forum stated that the national governments will support the introduction of renewable energy sources through subsidies, tax breaks and technical assistance if the price of fossil fuel increases. The European Union energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs emphasized on direct support measures for sufficient penetration of green electricity in the market and to meet their agreed targets. He reiterated that governments would also have to address the administrative and other barriers in development of renewable energies.


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