Factsheet: Brussels green certificates

Brussels green certificates

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of 6 May 2004 on the promotion of green electricity and cogeneration quality: green certificates
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale du 6 mai 2004 relatif à la promotion de l'électricité verte et de la cogénération de qualité: certificats verts
Description: 
The Brussels-Capital region introduced the quota system to increase the proportion of renewable energy in total energy generation. In Brussels-Capital, green certificates are allocated by the Brussels regulatory authority Brugel. The number of certificates depends on the amount of electricity generated (in kWh) in proportion with the CO2 saved: one certificate is issued for every 217 kg of CO2 saved. Annex IV of the Decree specifies the sustainability criteria of liquid and solid biomass.
Goal/Aim: 
- Increase the share of renewable energy in electricity production. - Increase the share of CHP in electricity production.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
BRUGEL - régulateur bruxellois pour l'énergie / Brusselse regulator voor energie / Brussels Regulatory Authority for Energy

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2004
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2011