On the 22nd of September RECS International organized a REC Market Meeting 2020 Webinar: Current thinking on best practice for renewables markets. The webinar was well attended and by a broad range of industries.
The FaStGO project, in which RECS International is a partner, invites stakeholders to respond to a survey on the development and provision of statistical data on GO markets. Your responses will help ...
RECS International has worked with different international and Swiss stakeholders to try to secure a technical agreement between the EU and Switzerland on the mutual recognition of GOs between the two parties, as stipulated in RED II Art. 19.11.
In June of 2020 the AIB General Meeting appointed Liesbeth Switten as its new Secretary General, starting on the 1st August 2020. Liesbeth succeeds Phil Moody, who has been leading ...
From April to June 2020 RECS International held four webinars, based on the REC Market Meeting sessions which were due to be held in March of 2020. The recordings of these webinars are now available by following the link below.
The Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), the umbrella organization of EECS-GO issuers and holders of the EECS Standard, are welcoming their newest member: REN, representing the Domain of Portugal.
The process of revising European standard CEN EN 16325 continues, with the focus on key issues such as certification of electricity produced and consumed by the same organisation, the potential for a field on GOs stating the GHG emissions related to a given MWh of energy, and rules for the transfer and cancellation of GOs by and on behalf of consumers.
Dear members of RECS International, In this newsletter we would like to take stock and share with you how we, as an organization dedicated to serving our members, can meet your needs and support the development of effective renewable energy markets.
11th of June 13:00 – 17:30 CET FaStGO (Facilitating Standards for Guarantees of Origin) provides expert advice to the European Commission DG ENER, based on the terms of Reference N° ENER/C1/2019-517: “Technical support for RES policy development & implementation. Establishing technical requirements and facilitating the standardisation process for guarantees of origin on basis of Dir (EU) 2018/2001.”
The Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) invites stakeholders to take part in a stakeholder consultation. The original letter can be seen below.
ILR, the Luxembourg Issuing Body of Guarantees of Origin, is publishing their auction prices for 2020Q1.
RECS International is pleased to welcome a new member: Gaia Environment from Singapore.
The Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) publishes the activity statistics for 2020Q1.
On 18 May 2020 RECS International held the second in the REC Market Meeting webinar series: EAC Market Developments. The recording of this webinar is available to members of RECS International and can be downloaded below.
On 14 May RECS International held the second webinar in the REC Market Meeting Webinar series: EAC market developments.
RECS International is at the forefront of developments in renewable energy markets, as it has been for the past 20 years. Having worked since 2001 to improve and simplify the system of tracked energy RECS International has unmatched expertise in the issuance, trade and cancellation of renewable energy certificates. The political landscape has changed considerably over these decades and RECS International has worked hard to stay abreast of changes in attribute tracking systems by collaborating closely with its members and other partners and stakeholders. RECS International engages with legislators, policy-makers, regulators, and system operators to make the case that effective renewable energy markets can help to accelerate the energy transition and, thereby, make an important contribution to tackling climate change.
Maximising the reliability and impact of buying renewables: Guidance for market Participants This new paper from RECS International seeks to provide the market with guidance on how to maximise the reliability and impact of procuring renewables.
On Tuesday 28 April RECS International kicked off the REC Market Meeting Webinar series with the first webinar: Market developments, volumes and prices. The webinar was offering a detailed inside to current EAC markets, with a specific view related to the current circumstances.
The RECS International Annual Report 2019 is now available.
The yearly REC Market Meeting conference brings together professionals and governments in renewable energy markets from around the world. While current circumstances make it impossible for us to hold an in-person event, we still want to provide information to all those interested in how these markets are developing.
To increase the availability of information on EAC markets for our members, RECS International has now opened the RECS Members Library. The Library contains presentations, documents and general information from RECS International and related sources to support members in their understanding of these continuously developing markets.
RECS International is pleased to welcome a new member: Gaia Environment from Singapore.
RECS International publishes new two-pager on full disclosure.
RECS International is calling upon its members to respond to a survey about the development of a new European label for renewable energy.
The AIB has published the activity statistics and ex-domain cancellation statistics for 2019Q4. The statistics are now available here. Please contact the Association of Issuing Bodies for any questions.
Following discussions with the organisers of venues, speakers and sponsors, the board of RECS International has decided to cancel the REC Market Meeting, which was due to be held between 30 March and 1 April 2020.
On 31 March and 1 April, 2020 RECS International is organizing the 10th edition of the REC Market Meeting, the international conference focusing on the demand side of renewable energy markets. As demand-side markets for renewable energy are rapidly expanding around the globe, the conference takes a focus on both European and international markets.
In 2020 we are celebrating the REC Market Meeting’s 10th anniversary. The conference started in 2010 as a small event for discussing Guarantees of Origin (GOs) in Europe. It has since grown into one of the largest and most respected conferences for experts in renewable energy consumption markets. The 10th edition of the REC Market Meeting will focus on ‘The maturing renewables market’.
RECS International encourages their members to get involved in national standard setting for GO markets.
Recs International welcomes three new members: GGNE, Optiment and SCB Group.
As of the 1st of January 2020, the Netherlands has introduced a full disclosure system for guarantees of origin. Twelve months prior to the implementation it was already possible to voluntarily disclose information on non-renewable energy supply, but this is now compulsory for all suppliers within the Netherlands.
RECS International is pleased to introduce a new member: Greenfact AS from Norway.
For market parties who want to make use of the member registries of Issuing Bodies (IBs), the fee structure for 2020 is now available on the website of the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) here.
The 10th edition of the REC Market Meeting, on March 31st and April 1st, will have a broad range of sessions on offer on renewable energy demand-side markets. In addition to a wide range of topics of interest to experts in these markets, the 2020 conference will include introductory sessions for those new to the industry. As these markets gain momentum, organizations are growing their teams with people who will need a strong understanding of the basic components behind renewable energy consumption. To this end, the REC Market Meeting is offering a dedicated “C-stream” of sessions this year, to provide fundamental insights into energy-attribute tracking systems and markets.
Last year RECS International published several short papers on to inform members about specific topics and developments in GO markets, such as the Italian GO market (here), the French auction ...
The Renewable Energy Directive II states that European Member States and their competent bodies must comply with the CEN – EN 16325 standard to ensure an accurate, reliable and fraud-resistant GO market.
In order to gain input from members on the specific challenges of compliance with EU legislation relating to Guarantees of Origin, RECS International is establishing the Compliance Working Group.
In November 2019 the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) became aware that Guarantees of Origin (GOs) from three Italian gas-fired production devices have been wrongly labelled as being produced using energy solely from renewable sources. As these Italian GOs were issued in full conformity with Italian legislation this problem was not detected earlier. Since 2017, only one of these production devices has remained eligible to receive GOs.
The AIB has now published the activity statistics and ex-domain cancellation statistics for 2019Q3.
In 2020 the REC Market Meeting celebrates its 10th anniversary. What started out as a small meeting in 2010 to provide a platform for discussing Guarantees of Origin (GOs) in Europe has grown to become one of the largest and best respected conferences for experts in the development of energy attribute certificates and demand-side choice for energy consumers around the world. The conference provides advanced technical knowledge, guidance on national and international legislative developments and the latest market insights.