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Guarantees of Origin: What EU energy market implications of full disclosure?

Energy, climate change and the environment

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is free of charge. A light lunch will be served after the meeting.

CEPS Event

Guarantees of Origin: What EU energy market implications of full disclosure?


The concept of guarantees of origin is already mentioned in the first RES Directive of 2001, and has been reiterated within the framework of the 2007-09 climate and energy package (2020 targets). Objectives essentially are disclosure and transparency. Most explicit in the Renewables Directive (RED), comparable concepts appear in the Directives on CHP and energy efficiency. Many regulators and stakeholders have invested in GOs, yet there are very few stakeholders who are actively promoting ‘disclosure harmonisation’, e.g. via GOs in the 2030 Framework. While generally there is little or no opposition to GOs, equally there are no advocates. As a result, there is a risk that GOs end up as a ‘forgotten’ theme.  Not only will this mean that previously invested work will be lost and therefore wasted, but also that Europe may miss an opportunity to provide for transparency and disclosure.

This event will explore what GOs and full disclosure can bring to the market and to consumer behaviour. It will look at the implications and the barriers, as well as at the longer-term perspective.

Registration and coffee from 09.00 – Meeting from 10.00 to 13.45.

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Christian Baer

11 Recommendations Europex

Philip Good

Marie Christine Pietsch

Karen Abrahamsson

Georgios Kiriazis

Theresa Griffin

Christian Egenhofer Christian Egenhofer
Christian Egenhofer

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Speakers list
Philip Good

Policy Officer, DG ENER, European Commission

Marie Christine Pietsch

Originator, Statkraft

Katarina Abrahamsson

Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate

Christian Baer

Secretary General, Europex

Jörg Mühlenhoff

Project Coordinator on Renewable Energy, BEUC

Ole Løfsnæs

Assistant Director, Federation of Norwegian Industries & IFIEC Europe

Bram Claeys


Theresa Griffin

MEP, S&D Group, “GOs and the Energy Union: A new deal for Energy Consumers”

Georgios Kiriazis

DG Justice, European Commission

Roel Kaljee

Energie Nederland & Eurelectric