By Renewable Energy Focus staff
The changes coming into force from 1 April include:
- The introduction of phased support for offshore wind projects, allowing developers to register groups of turbines in phases;
- Introduction of mandatory sustainability standards for biomass. There would be a transition period of mandatory reporting against the criteria from April 2011, with eligibility for ROCs from April 2013; and
- Introduction of sustainability criteria for bioliquids in line with the mandatory requirements introduced by the Renewable Energy Directive.