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Renewables Obligation Order 2015 (S.I. No. 1947 of 2015).

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This Order concerns discharge a renewables obligation by electricity suppliers, licensed under the Electricity Act 1989, who supply electricity in England or Wales. It also provides that renewables obligation shall be administered by the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority who is responsible for issuing renewables obligation certificates (ROCs) to renewable electricity generators on their renewable output.
The Order contains provisions which implement, in relation to the renewable obligation, Articles 17 to 19 of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and Commission Decision 2011/13/EU on certain types of information about biofuels and bioliquids to be submitted by economic operators to Member States.
Part 9 makes provision concerning information which is to be provided to the Authority and the Secretary of State. In particular, article 82 sets out the information to be provided to the Authority where electricity is generated from biomass. It imposes a new requirement to report on the proportion of the biomass used that was hardwood and softwood and on the proportion of the biomass that is likely to have come from a protected or threatened species of wood, and requires the operator to report on the specification that they used to determine whether any of the biomass was derived from a sawlog. However it does not require reporting of the species of wood, except in those cases where the wood was likely to have come from a protected or threatened species.
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