Green energy products in the United Kingdom, Germany and Finland

Aira Hast, Liisa McDermott, Marja Järvelä, Sanna Syri

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    In liberalized electricity markets, suppliers are offering several kinds of voluntary green electricity products marketed as environmentally friendly. This paper focuses on the development of these voluntary markets at household level in the UK, Germany and Finland. Since there are already existing renewable energy policies regulating and encouraging the use of renewable energy, it is important to consider whether voluntary products offer real additional benefits above these policies. Problems such as double counting or re-marketing hydropower produced in existing plants are identified. According to our study, the demand varies between countries: in Germany the number of green electricity customers has increased and is also higher than in the UK or Finland. Typically the average additional cost to consumer from buying green electricity product instead of standard electricity product is in the range of 0–5% in all studied countries, although the level of price premium depends on several factors like electricity consumption. Case study of Finland and literature show that the impacts of green energy are not solely environmental. Renewable energy can benefit local public policy.
    OtsikkoE2C 2013 - 3rd European Energy Conference
    ToimittajatLivia Sarkadi, Norbert Kroó, Nicoli Armaroli, Josef Ongena, Augustin McEvoy, Zsolt Fülöp
    KustantajaEDP Sciences
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2014
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
    TapahtumaEuropean Energy Conference - Maastricht, Alankomaat
    Kesto: 17 huhtik. 201220 huhtik. 2012
    Konferenssinumero: 2


    NimiEPJ Web of Conferences
    KustantajaEDP Sciences
    ISSN (elektroninen)2100-014X


    ConferenceEuropean Energy Conference


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