The aim of the report is to investigate the impact of the revised State Aid Guidelines on current state-funded support schemes designed to promote renewable energy in the Nordic countries. The study was carried out by Sweco Energuide AB, in cooperation with Ecofys, and was commissioned by Nordic Energy Research on behalf of the Working Group for Renewable Energy (AGFE) under the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The report examines a selection of the schemes that each Nordic country is currently using to reach the national 2020 targets by increasing the share of renewable energy in their electricity and transport sectors.  It also looks to experiences with RES support schemes from the European continent, especially auction-based schemes, to gain insight into a possible way forward for the Nordic countries.

The report makes a number of recommendations for designing new policies post-2020 aimed at increasing the share of renewables in each Nordic country.

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