Cooperation mechanisms

RECS International is in favor of countries working together to meet their European 20-20-20 targets. By working together nations have more options in the placement and type of renewable energy sources they will use to meet their mandated European targets. Member states can then effectively increase the cost-efficient placement of renewables while supporting increased consumer information about their electricity usage. 

For this reason RECS International applauds the union between Sweden and Norway via the EL-CERT certificate market. In January 2012 Sweden and Norway began to use EL-CERT certificates, a reliable tracking system, to trade their national targets. The international community will not know the true effect of this system for many years to come, but most studies have shown that installed capacity of renewable electricity will increase delivering more faster and more efficient growth than would have taken place without certificate trades.