The objective of the Task 14 work was to gather experiences gained in operating White Certificates or White Certificates-like schemes in countries where this policy is or will be practiced (as in Great Britain, France and Italy) or discussed (as in the Netherlands). To complement these schemes, knowledge gained through focused research projects was also included.
Considering that relatively little experience involving the implementation of White Certificates schemes existed, the Task experts relied on themselves and those with expertise in subjects as diverse as tradable certificates theory, demand-side management policies in the residential, transport and tertiary sectors, and the existing British, Italian and French White Certificates schemes. The Task was organized around five workshops to discuss with national practitioners and explore a set of issues – expectations, policy/principle issues, organization/practical issues, and interaction with other trading schemes and with other EE policies.
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White Certificates offer a number of practical benefits for all parties involved, and proved to be a way to help align supply and demand. In practice, this approach has shown to be more dynamic, more effective and more efficient than legal obligations alone, notably in the field of Renewable Energy Commitment trading.
France, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom
Task duration: – 2006