RES Legal News

Newsletter 1/2014

We are delighted to announce that the RES LEGAL Europe database has been thoroughly revised and updated.

Concerning support schemes for electricity from renewable energy sources, some of the most important changes to the RES Legal Europe database include the following:

New feed-in and premium tariffs in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom

New quota scheme conditions in Romania and the United Kingdom

Completely new support schemes in Cyprus, Italy, Latvia, Poland and new financing scheme in Spain

Newsletter 2/2013

We are glad to announce that all country profiles have been updated displaying the current support landscape for RES. We would like to draw your attention to the following new support instruments as well as major changes. 

  • Finland: new subsidies for RES installations under the energy-aid programme has been introduced.
  • Hungary: a new subsidy programme for RES in the electricity and the heating and cooling sector has been launched.
  • Italy: the quota system for small RES-H installations has been substituted by a price-based mechanism
  • Lithuania: new FiT rates have been introduced to be determined on a quarterly basis instead of a yearly basis
  • Romania: the call for applications for the subsidy programmes measure 121 and 123 have both been closed.


A small but significant update round just took place in our RES LEGAL Europe database. Here is what changed: 

  • Czech Republic: the eligibility for feed-in tariff has been restricted. Also the conditions of green bonus has been amended
  • Belgium: under quota system the guarantee of the minimum price of the green certificates has been severely limited
  • Hungary: the amount of the feed-in tariff has been changed
  • United Kingdom: the payment rates under the feed-in tariff has been altered

By the end of March all information on our RES LEGAL Europe database will be reviewed and updated.

Launch of RES LEGAL Europe

On behalf of the European Commission, RES LEGAL has been updated and turned into the RES LEGAL Europe database. In addition to the 27 EU-Member States the new database covers the EFTA, accession and associated countries of the EU. Moreover, it includes all three energy sectors:  electricity, heating & cooling, and transport. Furthermore, alongside with the already covered support schemes and grid issues, also a new sector – policies – is presented. Last but not least, additional features such as a comparison tool and pdf generators has been implemented. 

RES Legal Helpdesk

For questions, comments and suggestions please contact our helpdesk:

Anna Pobłocka-Dirakis


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Welcome to RES LEGAL Europe, the website on regulations on renewable energy generation

Here you will find information on the important legislation on the support schemes, grid issues and policies for energy from renewable sources covering all three energy sectors: electricity, heating & cooling and transport. The scope of this database covers all the EU 27 Member States, the EFTA Countries and some EU Accession Countries. RES LEGAL Europe will help you gather, analyse and compare information on renewable energy policies. The website offers links to all relevant original legislation, is free of charge and is updated on a regular basis. 

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