We are delighted to announce that the RES LEGAL Europe database has been thoroughly revised and updated. The database covers all relevant support schemes, grid issues and policies for renewable energy sources in three energy sectors – electricity, heating & cooling and transport – not only for all 28 EU Member States, but also for the EFTA Member States as well as some accession countries. 

Moreover, the RES LEGAL Europe database now also contains information on support schemes and grid connection regulations for renewable electricity in the Energy Community Contracting Parties: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine

You can access the updated information on the current legal and political framework for RES free of charge at: http://www.res-legal.eu/ 

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: Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Slovenia and the United Kingdom
New feed-in conditions in France
Completely new support schemes in: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and new financing scheme in the United Kingdom

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

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.

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.