Last November, the European Commission has published a legislative proposal aiming at setting EU harmonised sustainability criteria for bioenergy consumed in Europe. AEBIOM is in favour of an EU harmonised framework on bioenergy sustainability as long as the taken approach relies on pragmatism and ground realities. In this respect, the proposal of the European Commission released last November was a first positive step in that direction.
However, M. Bas Eickhout, rapporteur on the file in the European Parliament (ENVI) committee is proposing major changes which, if implemented, could jeopardise the EU main source of renewable energy, as explained in this short video. If you want to learn more about our official position on the issue, make sure you download this 11-points position paper.