RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY IN A LIBERALISED ELECTRICITY MARKET

FOURTH MEETING
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER
29TH –30TH , 2003


The country reports for this meeting present the main proposals presented at the fourth and last meeting of the GRENELEM project, which took place on the 29th and 30th of September 2003, at the Institute for Environmental Studies in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The major objective of this meeting (WP4) was to formulate a set of recommendations for decision-makers both in Latin America and Europe about the consequences on the environment and on the economy of the liberalisation of the electricity sector. The central question to be addressed was: What should policy makers do to improve the environmental impact in a liberalised electricity market? Hence, the objective wasto give recommendations about the most adequate policies to be pursued in order to attain a sustainable development in the electricity sector, based on the experience in three developing and three developed countries.

The summary report provides recommendations for policy-makers on how to design policies for the improvement of the environmental impact of the electricity market in a liberalised context, based on the current institutional framework, policy goals, and experiences from the past about environmental policy implementation.

Summary Report

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