Finance - 30/September/2021

More accurate energy certificates can drive green investment

Time-stamped certificates would allow customers to know where their power is coming from at any given time and could provide another signal for investors by driving up prices for green energy certificates when supply is short. Regulators are taking steps to ensure that consumers signing up for green tariffs are really helping to progress the energy transition

Certificates attesting to the green energy credentials of power production have failed to spark significant investments in renewable energy, but efforts are underway to change that




VOLATILE PRICING Accurately timed certificates may lead to higher prices when renewable power dips or see prices approach zero when green power is plentiful

OPEN ACCESS The EU’s Fit-for-55 package wants guarantees of origin certificates to be mandatory for all renewable energy generation, including those projects that already receive support

KEY QUOTE More granular Guarantees of Origin will make the surpluses and shortages of renewable electricity over time visible and create value for those that invest in the solutions that can cope with the variable nature of renewables ...

 

Read full article

Already a subscriber?

Login

Share


Comments are closed.

Related articles

Investors hungry for offshore wind

Once seen as exotic fare, offshore wind investments have become a staple diet for pension funds. New types of investor are moving their chairs up to the table

Read more

The advantages for big companies of buying their electricity directly from wind and solar generators at a fixed long-term price is bringing what could become a major new flow of capital into the renewable energy market, but outdated legislation remains a barrier

Barriers brake power of big business to drive renewables

The advantages for big companies of buying their electricity directly from wind and solar generators at a fixed long-term price is bringing what could become a major new flow of capital into the renewable energy market, but outdated legislation remains a barrier

Read more

A Nordic broker has launched a new product aiming to ensure that renewable energy certificates known as Guarantees of Origin actually lead to additional clean power

A way for companies to buy green electricity that really makes a difference

A Nordic broker has launched a new product aiming to ensure that renewable energy certificates known as Guarantees of Origin actually lead to additional clean power

Read more

Fixing renewables certificates could boost corporate uptake demand

The guarantees of origin (GO) framework for renewable energy certificate trading is unable to function efficiently and is distorting the market, says Rasmus Lildholdt Kjær, CEO at solar PV project developer Better Energy. But a change in the rules could spark a wave of new investments

Read more

Electricity markets need fixing

IEA boss Fatih Birol discusses the need and the tools for bettering the business case for renewable energy. Special report part 3/3

Read more

Cement industry finds it difficult to ditch bad habits

The cement sector has accepted the size of its carbon footprint, but it will take greater pressure from regulators and NGOs to force the industry to totally change its ways

Read more