United Kingdom: Overall Summary
In the United Kingdom RES-E are supported through a feed-in tariff, Contracts for Difference scheme, a quota system and tax regulation mechanism. RES-E electricity is connected to the grid under the principle of non-discrimination, RES-E plant operators are granted the right to access the grid and grid operators are obliged to expand the grid if this is necessary to accept all generated RES-E from a plant. As for RES-H&C a subsidy and price-based mechanisms are available for supporting RES-H installations. Furthermore, a quota system for biofuels and a grant scheme for transport is in place. A training programme for RES-E plant installers is in place, as well as a certification programme for RES-E installations. An overarching Renewable Energy Roadmap relating to RES-E has been laid down and implemented.