Renewables plan sparks fury

Wood, Janet
January 2008
Utility Week;1/25/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 13, p39
Trade Publication
The article reports on the protest staged by renewable energy lobby groups and some member states against the European Commission regarding its proposals for a new directive on renewable energy which included plans for a mandatory European Union (EU)-wide trading scheme. Electricity industry body Eurelectric and the European Federation of Energy Traders had been lobbying in favour of a trading scheme for renewables. Drafts of the directive hit immediate opposition from France and Spain, as well as the European Renewable Energy Council.


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