ECN publicatie:
Transfer and use of generation attributes
Gepubliceerd door: Publicatie datum:
ECN Beleidsstudies 1-6-2005
ECN publicatienummer: Publicatie type:
ECN-RX--05-129 Artikel wetenschap tijdschrift
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Gepubliceerd in: North American Wind Power, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 36-39, 2005. (), , , Vol., p.-.

Key issues regarding generation attribute accounting are being consideredin the U.S., following similar discussions related to their use in Europe. Strict substantiation, environmental additionality and consistency criteria should be enshrined in nascent legislation being developed regarding claims over (electricity) generation attributes, and suitable standardization of disclosure labels should be mandated for electricity offerings to end users. In this way, the issue of multiple counting can be addressed effectively, consumer protection in the electricity market reliably ensured, and confidence in the integrity of green power products enhanced. For the time being, non-hydro renewable electricity cannot gain substantial market share without specific policy stimulation. Yet, both in Europe and in the U.S., credible facilitation of the consumer?s choice in the electricity market is set to unleash considerable addition

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