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Renewables Obligation Amendments for Scotland

18 January 2016

What is the new legislation:
The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015
What is the amended legislation: The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2009
Who does this effect: Scotland
When does this change take place:  1st December 2015

This Order amends the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2009 in order to implement policy decisions in relation to the reporting requirements and sustainability criteria for stations using solid biomass and biogas feedstocks to generate electricity.

These amendments include the following:

  1. Making compliance with the sustainability criteria mandatory for generating stations of 1MW or above which use solid biomass and biogas;

  2. Tightening the greenhouse gas emissions targets for 2020 and 2025 and averaging greenhouse gas emissions across the year;

  3. Technical adjustments to the reporting requirements and sustainability criteria for solid biomass and biogas.

The full text of the Order can be found here.

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk