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RED II update: Use of GOs for renewable electricity disclosure to be made mandatory

Monday, 18 June 2018

Industry sources point towards Commission’s and Parliament’s original proposal requiring suppliers to use GOs to substantiate any green marketing claims, being adopted in the latest trialogue agreement. Voluntary disclosure, as proposed in the Council’s General approach, would have continued to leave the door open to alternative declaration instruments, which would make reporting to consumers and corporate purchasers potentially unreliable and misleading.

The other changes agreed in the latest trialogue indicatively include: flexibility for member states on issuing GOs to green electricity that benefits from a national support mechanism and does not include an option for mandatory auctioning, said Bruce Douglas of Solar Power Europe. This agreement is comparatively similar to the status quo, while strengthening use of GOs against alternative declaration instru...

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