Polish Ministry of the Environment plans to restrict the import of biomass from the non-EU countries. The Polish press cited the words of the Polish Environment Minister who said that the Ministry worked on new rules on sustainable biomass criteria.
The new Regulation of the Minister of the Economy addressing inter alia the specificities for the obligations for acquiring and surrendering green certificates entered into force on 31 December 2013.
Pursuant to the Polish Energy Law, Polish enterprises carrying out transmission and distribution activity with respect to natural gas or energy are under the obligation to establish development plan encompassing the territorial area of the enterprise's activity and relating to the satisfaying present and future needs for gas or energy (heat including).
There is time only till the end of March 2013 for the entry into force of provisions extending support for high-efficiency cogeneration in Poland.
On 31 December 2012 State aid support in the form of red and yellow certificates will come to an end unless legislative changes be adopted.
Among the necessary adaptations are the streamlining the ‘first come first serve’ rule as well as the amendments to the Financial Instruments Trading Law as regards emission allowances auctions.
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