Guarantees of origin and eco-labeling of electricity in the Nordic countries

Renewable electricity generation is one of the key alternatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and potentially reduce other harmful impacts of electricity generation to the environment. As an acknowledgement of these factors, EU has set a target to increase the share of renewable energy within the Union to 20 % by the year 2020. Member States have a binding obligation to reach the country specific targets by increasing the use of renewable energy sources.

Author: Gaia Consulting Oy
Publish date: 2011-06-13
Language: English