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"RES LEGAL Europe": the Updated Legal Database for European Support Schemes for Renewables

The well-known RES LEGAL database has on 15 October 2012 updated its website at the same time that it got full support from the European Commission. It has therefore became the RES LEGAL Europe Database, the "legal sources on renewable energy". It was formerly hosted by the Germany's Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

It is highly valuable that the new database now covers EFTA and "some" accession countries in addition to the EU 27 Member States. 33 countries in total are now included. It covers legal sources related to renewables within the sectors of electricity, heating & cooling, and transport.

Such initiatives definitely contribute to an increased transparency in access to legal information as a preliminary source of information. The database allows comparing national support schemes, grid access issues and national policies.