01/12/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/12/2018 11:48
Seán Kelly on behalf of the PPE Group Fredrick Federley on behalf of the ALDE Group
Report A8-0392/2017 José Blanco López
Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (COM(2016)0767 - C8-0500/2016 - 2016/0382(COD))
Proposal for a directive Article 4 - paragraph 1
Text proposed by the Commission
1. Subject to State aid rules, in order to reach the Union target set in Article 3(1), Member States may apply support schemes. Support schemes for electricity from renewable sources shall be designed so as to avoid unnecessary distortions of electricity markets and ensure that producers take into account the supply and demand of electricity as well as possible grid constraints.
1. Pursuant to Article 195 TFEU and subject to Articles 107 and 108 thereof, in order to reach or exceed the Union and national targets set in Article 3, Member States may apply support schemes.
To avoid unnecessary distortions of raw material markets, support schemes for renewable energy from biomass should be designed to avoid encouraging inappropriate use of biomass primarily for energy production if there exists industrial or material uses providing higher added-value, which could include giving priority to the use of wastes and residues. Members should take into account available sustainable supply of biomass.
Support schemes for electricity from renewable sources shall be market-based so as to avoid the distortion of electricity markets and shall ensure that producers take into account the supply and demand of electricity as well as possible system integration costs or grid constraints.
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