Membership RECS International
Full members RECS International 105
Associate members 43
# Countries with RECS members 20
# Countries with an Issuing Body 15
Four new associate members have registered in April 2006.
Content of this Monthly Update
- - Interesting documents on our website
- - Update: activities of National RECS Teams
- - Working Group Cross Border
- - Views Users Group concerning hub solution AIB
- - Workshop RECS / AIB in Turkey
- - RECS / AIB Meeting in Oslo, June 1 and 2 2006
Need for more paying members RECS International Association
RECS International exists for, and because of its members. Current trend is an increasing amount of associate members; members who do not pay. These members have limited access to important information and decision making processes. On behalf of the paying members we ask the associate members to reconsider registration as a paying member. Please go to http://members.recs.org/join/paidsubscription.asp to find the criteria to become a small or big member. You can also contact the secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org, or +31 (0)30 280 7806.
Possibility to become supporting member
During the general meeting in Verona, it is decided to introduce a new kind of membership, the so-called supporting membership. A supporting member can be seen as an organization or company stimulating the RECS International Association by paying a voluntary contribution of 500 euro annually. The supporting member has access to the website and will be actively advertised. Please give suggestions for companies / organizations we can approach for this.
Interesting documents at website RECS International
If you are a paying member of RECS International, you have the permission to visit our members website (http://members.recs.org/documents.asp). You can find latest news, articles and communication papers, contact information, statistical data, background information on topics like disclosure, meeting details, country information, etc. Some examples are:
- - Cogen Europe: Background paper The treatment of incumbent cogeneration plants in the phase-I NAPs
- - The Renewable Energy House is a living showcase for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and hosts for the first time all European renewable energy associations. More info on their inauguration to be found here.
- - New Berkeley Lab Report on Renewable Energy Certificate Ownership in the United States of America. This report provides information and insight to state policy-makers, utility regulators, and others about different approaches to clarifying the ownership of RECs.
- - Newsletter of the Association of Issuing Bodies
- - The Italian Government recently approved the supporting of the production of electricity from PV. More info on the Italian PV Feed-In Tariff System to be found here.
- - New report on White Certificate Schemes and their interaction with other market-based instruments in the energy sector
If you have documents that you would like to share, please send it to email@example.com. The RECS secretariat shall put the document on the members website.
Update: activities of national teams
In Verona, the plan was made to initiate activities at a country- level. The secretariat is busy making an inventory of these activities and will report about this in Oslo in June. It is the intention to learn for each others activities. The following countries have currently started national activities:
- - The Netherlands
- - Germany
- - Sweden
- - Austria
Please contact the secretariat for more information.
Working Group Cross Border
We consider three levels in analysing cross border trade, (1) is it technically possible to transfer a certificate cross the border (the Users Group is busy with this), (2) is the GoO officially accepted by the receiving IB and government and (3) if the GoO was transferred and the receiving government accepted the GoO, does the imported renewable electricity qualify for national support yes or no. We are looking for active members who can contribute to the last to levels by actively do some trade and give a follow up to this. Please contact the secretariat for more information.
Views Users Group concerning hub solution AIB
AIB is preparing a hub solution to make the transfer system for certificates more efficient. The User Group, representing the market players, would like to point out its view concerning the hub solution. Please find the document here.