Difference between revisions of "National Green Certificate Scheme"

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Name of policy National Green Certificate Scheme
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Belgium
Region Europe


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Market-based instruments
      • Green certificates
Sector name
  • Electricity and heat
    • Renewables
Policy description The Federal Council of Ministers introduced a Green Certificate Scheme project by royal decree dealing with the renewable-electricity market. It defined the procedures for licensing off-shore installations, for giving the guarantee of origin and the delivery of the green certificates. It also determined the quota of electricity from renewable energy sources delivered to the users connected to the distribution net (from 2% in 2002 up to 6% in 2006), the fine for not fulfilling the quota being EUR 75 per certificate (corresponding to 1 MWh). It also set the obligation to the transport grid manager for buying the green certificates at a minimum price (equivalent to EUR 0.02/kWh for biomass, EUR 0.05/kWh for wind energy and up to EUR 0.15/kWh for solar energy).
Policy type
  • Renewables1
Policy stringency
Implementation state Ended
Date of decision 2001
Start date of implementation
End date of implementation
High impact No
Impact indicator


Source or references https://www.iea.org/policies/3719-national-green-certificate-scheme?country=Belgium&page=3&qs=belg
Supports policies
Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment)
Status Final

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