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Renewables Obligation Order Remade

18 January 2016

What is the new legislation:
The Renewables Obligation Order 2015
Who does this effect: England and Wales
When does this change take place: 1st December 2015

This Order revokes, consolidates and re-enacts the Renewables Obligation Order 2009 and subsequent amendment orders. In doing so the new Order also:

  • implements outstanding policy decisions in relation to the reporting requirements and sustainability criteria for stations using solid biomass and biogas feedstocks to generate electricity;

  • implements outstanding policy decisions relating to the transition from the renewables obligation to the Contract for Difference and Capacity Market mechanisms introduced as part of the Electricity Market Reform; and

  • makes consequential amendments to the Renewables Obligation Closure Order as amended by the Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order

The full text of the Regulations can be found here.

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk