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Promotion of renewable energy in the Nordic countries

Opportunities for harmonization of instruments

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This study was commissioned by the Nordic Working Group for Renewable Energy in January 2008. The report is based on a literature review, interviews of selected companies and organisations and market expertise and analysis of the GreenStream Network Ltd. The report does not present the opinions of the Working Group for Renewable Energy. All the conclusions presented in the report are those of the authors (see below). The report has been prepared by Mr. Juha Ruokonen, Mr. Gunnar Aronsen, Ms. Anna-Maija Turkama, Mr. Kristian Gautesen, Mr. Mats Nilsson, Mr. Juha Ollikainen from GreenStream Network Plc and Mr Atle Middtun from Norwegian School of Management.

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Evaluation of the policy instruments

This chapter presets the main support policy instruments for renewable energy, concentrating on electricity production. Special emphasis is placed on tradable green certificates, fixed feed-in-tariffs as well as on premium feed-in-tariffs since they are considered to be the most potential choices for possible harmonisation in the Nordic Countries. The objective of the analysis is to identify and evaluate the characters that determine each instrument’s suitability for harmonisation.

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