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What full disclosure means, and why it is so important

The term ‘full disclosure’ can mean different things to different stakeholders. This information document will set out the basic principle of full disclosure, the different possible types of full disclosure, and RECS International’s view on full disclosure best practice.

How time-stamping works in EAC markets

This paper introduces the important concepts of disclosure, and reporting, and clarifies the difference between them. It also explores the difference between frequency and granularity, and the benefits of increasing either in EAC markets.

Maximising reliability and impact guidance

This paper addresses key questions regarding the procurement of renewable energy. Its guidance should provide the market with clarity on how to maximise the reliability and impact of procuring renewables. It contains recommendations made by RECS International that have been reviewed and endorsed by leading renewable energy market participants.

Annual Report 2016

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing Board, Advisory Group and members

lock MiFID II Webinar Slides

On the 29th of June 2017 RECS International in conjunction with DLA Piper held a webinar on the developments of MiFID II and the implications for GO trade. The presentation by Andreas Gunst is available to members of RECS International only and can be viewed below. Please get in touch with the secretariat with any questions you may have at secretariat@recs.org or directly with DLA Piper at Andreas.Gunst@dlapiper.com

RECS Magazine – The rise of the corporate consumer

Welcome to the fourth edition of the RECS Magazine. In this edition you can read:- Why it's time to acknowledge rising consumer demand for renewable energy- Corporate America's huge appetite for clean energy- Interview with Ed Holt, Green Power Pioneer- RECs Market Meeting news- RECS news- Column by Renewable ChoiceWe hope you enjoy this magazine.

Towards the 1st EU-wide Guarantee of Origin for Renewably-procured Hydrogen

The CertifHy Project has finalized its work on ‘Developing the 1st EU-wide Guarantee of Origin for Premium Hydrogen’ and presented the results and next steps during the event: “Implementing the 1st EU-wide Guarantees of Origin Scheme for Premium Hydrogen” on October 19th, in Brussels. In this article Vanessa Wabitsch from Hinicio elaborates on the future of premium hydrogen GO's.For more information please go to www.certifhy.eu

WBCSD Corporate Renewable PPAs Scaling up globally

Using PPAs to procure renewable energy is becoming more and more standard practice. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has now released a new report that guides companies through the process of procuring renewable power via Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).

Annual Report 2015

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing Board, Advisory Group and members

Press release: Norway is placing the consumer-driven market for renewable electricity under threat

In recent days the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy has questioned the role of a consumer-driven electricity market in Norway based on the EU system of Guarantees of Origin. Seen in light of official signals in a review of energy policies to be discussed in the Norwegian Parliament in June, this raises concerns.The Norwegian authorities are investigating abandoning the consumer-driven system for renewables in favour of a production-based system. RECS International calls on all stakeholders in Norway to protect consumer choice and begin a dialogue over these issues, which affect consumers in Norway and around the EU.

RE100 technical briefing: Making credible renewable electricity usage claims

'Making credible renewable electricity usage claims' is a technical deep-dive into corporate transparency and credibility, and shows companies how to accurately describe their use of renewable electricity.It is authored by members of the RE100 Technical Advisory Group, which provides RE100 companies with best practice guidance on the use of renewable power, to help them progress their journeys to being 100% powered by renewable electricity.This briefing has been one year in the making, in consultation with RE100 companies and industry stakeholders. It is described as a “must read” for business. Link to the original document: http://there100.org/reports-briefings

Annual Report 2014

The 2014 annual report consists information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial statement and its members

RECS Magazine – Encouraging demand-side action to influence production-side change

RECS International invites you to read the third edition of the RECS Magazine. This includes articles such as:· 'There's change in the air' column by Peter Niermeijer· Cover story: Encouraging demand-side action to influence production-side change· Interview with Pedro Faria, CDP· News items· RECS Market Meeting updates· A trader's column with Hans-Petter Kildal, Bergen Energi Green Services A.S.

lock Draft program RECS Market Meeting 2015

Please consider this document as a draft. Final decisions on the design of the program will be made following September 4 and final decisions on the session topics will be made following the RECS International Advisory Group Meeting in Croatia on September 26.

lock AG14/04 Meeting details, Split, Croatia

The meetings details contain information on all organisational matters regarding the workshop, dinner and Advisory Group meeting to be held in Split, Croatia on 25 and 26 September 2014

Annual Report 2013

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing members.

Press Release_The European Court of Justice has ruled against Aland Vindkraft.

The ruling in favour of the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) in the case of Åland Vindkraft AB v. Energimyndigheten was not in line with the earlier opinion of the Advocate General. This outcome allows protectionist national electricity support schemes to continue, thus encouraging producers to go for the highest subsidies instead of the most cost-efficient generation. RECS International is concerned that the cost-efficient generation of renewable energy will be slowed down, making it harder for the much-needed energy transition to take place across Europe. By restricting international competition, this ruling will also keep the cost of support for European renewables high and reduce the competitiveness of European industries. RECS International believes that consumers will ultimately pay the price for this decision in the form of higher taxes, tariffs and fees, when the alternative was to promote cheap renewable power that is generated where it is most efficient to do so.To download the entire text of the press release click on the link below.

Report: Renewables Incentives – Approaching Maturity 4th ed. Clifford Chance

The last few years have seen a turbulent time for the renewable energy sector. 2013 figures show that global investment in renewables fell significantly in both 2012 and 2013. Continuing global economic problems and uncertainty over renewable policy frameworks in key countries take a significant share of the blame. In particular, retroactive reductions in incentives in a number of European countries (in the solar sector) have caused investors to be extremely cautious about the stability of financial support mechanisms.....

lock AG 14/02 Meeting details, Oslo, Norway

The meeting details contain all organizational matters regarding both the workshop, dinner and Advisory Group meeting to be held in Oslo, Norway on 19 and 20 June 2014.

Charge of VAT on GO trades

The following table is the result of a short survey of AIB members and observers, regarding whether or not VAT is charged on GO trades - in general this seems to be the case, although it is by no means clear in all countries, and the legal basis for making such charges is sometimes unclear. Source: AIB Newsletter 20, May 2014

Annual Report 2012

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing members and members working groups.

DLA Piper_Release_ECJ Case on Cross-border Participation in Renewable Energy Support Schemes – Free and Last?

On 28 January 2014, the European Court of Justice's Advocate General (AG) Yves Bot delivered a strong opinion in favour of cross-border participation in support schemes for renewable energy generation. If followed by the Court, it would result in a fundamental paradigm shift in European renewable energy support, with great opportunities but also challenges. In this note, we explain the facts, the issues, the ruling and the implications for renewable energy trade and support in Europe.

Power Daily_Monthly balancing needed for GO Market

The market for Guarantees of Origin (GO) needs monthlybalancing to inject some volatility into prices, Swiss green energywholesaler Nvalue managing director Alessandro Faccoli toldPlatts Tuesday. Read more on page 3

Brochure RECS Market Meeting 2014

The RECS Market Meeting 2014 brochure is now available. The event will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany on 18 and 19 March 2014.

RECS Magazine – There’s no such thing as ‘green electricity’

This is the introduction to the cover story, just one of the many articles in the second edition RECS Magazine: - Cover story: There's no such thing as 'green electricity'- Interview with Ursula Stocker of Naturemade- RECS Market Meeting news- News items- Broker's column, Salvatore Lima

Consultation on Green Paper 2030

The document is a consultation provided by RECS International to the "Green Paper - A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies". For more information regarding the Green Paper 2030 follow the link here. http://ec.europa.eu/energy/green_paper_2030_en.htm

Platts_Power in Europe June 24, 2013

The document is Platts - McGraw Hill Financial's Power In Europe from June 24, 2013. Starting on Page 4 of the document begins an article, "ECJ opinion challenges green subsidies" which includes an interview with the RECS International Secretariat

18-2-2013 Foundation Renewable Energy Transition Press Release

The Foundation Renewable Energy Transition (FRET) has recently published a press release titled, "Preliminary Reference made to the ECJ on EU Law Compatibility of National Support Scheme for Renewable Energy". This press release is available for download.

RECS Magazine – Purchasing Low-carbon Electricity

This is the introduction to the cover story, just one of the many articles in the first edition RECS Magazine: � Interview with Markus Schmid of WISE � RECS Market meeting news � News items � Broker's column, Max van Meer

CEER consultation paper (2012)

In response to an open consultation for the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). The consultation paper describes some positions or RECS International regarding the target compliance market for renewables and the manner in which support schemes are created.

Annual Report 2011

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing members and members working groups.

RE-DISS Best Practice

Proposal RECS International for RE-DISS Best Practice, with a focus on disclosure rules, vintage year of GO's and closing dates disclosure.

ACT Brochure

Brochure published by RECS International about renewable electricity products, sustainability and additionality of these products.

The Directorate-General for Energy released an open consultation asking interested parties to describe their policy goals and ideas for the medium-term (i.e. before 2030).

Annual Report 2005

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing members and members working groups.

lock Annual Report 2008

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing members and members working groups.

Annual Report 2010

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing members and members working groups.

Annual Report 2009

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing members and members working groups.

Annual Report 2007

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing members and members working groups.

lock Annual Report 2006

Information about RECS International, its activities, market results, financial report and listing members and members working groups.