Problems related to the support schemes of renewable based electricity generation and the reform concepts of the EUPublished: 1 of March, 2014

In the article we look at the problems of renewable support schemes and the corresponding reform concepts of the EU. Demand for support in excess of the capabilities and willingness of society and the central budget have resulted in ad-hoc regulatory interventions in a number of member states. Because of these regulatory deviations, in November 2013 the European Commission released its recommendations to reform renewable support schemes. We make use of the Czech and Romanian interventions to illustrate the potential regulatory solutions on the edge of what is legally still acceptable, then we review the main pillars of the reform plans of the EU targeting the "marketisation" of support schemes as well as the market integration of renewable producers.