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Eco-Electricity Act 2012.

Type of law

The purpose of the present Act is to promote an increase in the contribution of renewable energy sources to electricity production. “Renewable energy sources” are defined as renewable non-fossil energy sources, i.e. wind, solar, geothermal, wave, tidal, hydropower, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogases (art. 5). The text consists of 58 articles divided into 8 Parts as follows: General provisions (1); Power plants and facilities (2); Subsidies for industries (3); Promotion of establishment or revitalization of power plants (4); Bodies dealing with eco-electricity (5); Raising and administration of subsidies (6); Other provisions (7); Transitional provisions and entry into force (8).
Long title of text
Federal Act on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy source.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The present Act enters into force on 1 July 2012.
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich, Part I, No. 75, 29 July 2011, 37pp.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bundesgesetz über die Förderung der Elektrizitätserzeugung aus erneuerbaren Energieträgern (Ökostromgesetz 2012 – ÖSG 2012).