The President of the Polish Energy Regulatory Office underlined (Communication No. 30/2011) that fuel could be considered biomass only when it undergoes biodegradation in the meaning that it does not contain the substances that are not biodegradable to an extent deviating from known, natural characteristics of the biomass of the given kind, i.e. does not contain in itself of non-biodegradable ‘additives’ not occurring naturally (for instance paints or varnish) or to an extent exceeding the known, natural quantities of these contaminants, for instance heavy metals or other non-biodegradable contaminants that influence on the combustion processes and, therefore, on the quantity of the certificates of origin acquired (that is, sui generis state aid).
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There are no clear clues as regards the evaluation of the future potential prices of energy efficiency certificates in Poland and the correlation between the said price and the substitute fee.
The bill introduces into the legal order the so-called “white certificates” i.e. energy efficiency certificates, which will issued by the Polish energy regulatory authority (URE). Energy efficiency certificates will incorporate tradable rights and will be evidenced by entries in the registry established by the commodity exchange or regulated market.