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Refund individual investments in RES heating systems through direct tax measures (REFUND +)

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Direct tax measures (income tax credits, income tax reductions and tax allowances) are being used today by four Member States to reduce high investment cost of individual renewable heating systems: Austria, Belgium, France, Italy and Portugal. REFUND + will evaluate these experiences through a bottom-up economic investigation of impacts and a qualitative study among consumers and installers. Overall cross-country analysis will determine best practises, success or failure factors. Implementation of such instruments will be simulated in two case studies on Lithuania and Poland. The consortium will devise operational recommendations directed to policy makers so as to enable them to optimise their tax policies and to facilitate adoption of such support policies in the countries where such do not exist. Findings will be disseminated through five national workshops, two regional conferences in CEECs, presentations to the IEA and Council of Europe and a closing conference.

Results

  • Monitoring of the impacts of direct fiscal measures in each country
  • Comparison of the national experiences so as to bring out best practices
  • Identification of the success or failure factors
  • Simulation of potential direct tax impacts on the Polish and Lithuanian markets and definition of best way forward
  • Elaboration of operational recommendations towards corrective actions and definition of optimum application modalities for future systems
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Observatoire des énergies renouvelables
France
Contact point: 
Name: 
Yves-Bruno Civel
Tel: 
0033 1 44 18 00 80
Name: 
Yves-Bruno Civel
Tel: 
0033 1 44 18 00 80
Name: 
Diane Lescot
Tel: 
0033 1 44 18 00 80
Name: 
Diane Lescot
Tel: 
+33 (0)1 44 18 73 53

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Duration:
01/11/2006 to 30/06/2009
Contract number: 
EISAS/EIE/06/214/2006

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