Romania’s President Traian Basescu has returned to lawmakers the bill that reduces the support to investors who operate energy generation capacities on renewable resources, HotNews online publication announced.
The bill amends the legislation related to state aid but the European Commission has not been previously notified about it as required by the Accession Treaty, the presidency explained. Basescu’s move is therefore meant to adjust the procedure under which the support is reduced – and is not against the reduction itself.
In July 2013, the government endorsed the ordinance 57/2013 that amends the law 220/2008 on the renewable energy support mechanism. The lawmakers approved the emergency ordinance in the autumn and sent it to President Basescu for promulgation. Essentially, the ordinance 57/2013 withholds part of the support – namely the number of tradable green certificates, given to the operators of renewable energy generation capacities.
The main stipulations of the emergency ordinance, as announced by the government on its website in June are:
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