Brussels, 05 November 2012. AEBIOM published a statement showing that current controversial debate on carbon savings of biomass has not sufficiently evaluated actual sustainable forest management and biomass feedstock utilization practices and the positive role biomass plays in ensuring healthy and productive forests thus delivering climate change benefits.
Brussels, 18 October 2012. AEBIOM publishes a press release on EC proposal to include ILUC related measures in RES Directive. AEBIOM considers that the proposed path would not solve ILUC related problems but provide negative incentives for biofuels and bioenergy developments.
Brussels, 19 September 2012. AEBIOM publishes a press release on ILUC stating that ILUC rules under preparation would not only lead to negative impacts on biofuels sector but would also lead to opposite results of those intended with such legislation.
Brussels, 16 May 2012. AEBIOM publishes a position paper on energy taxation calling for improvements to the EC proposed revision of Energy Taxation Directive. The EC proposal provides a very good basis, however, it does not ensure adequate environment for renewable transport sector, namely biogas and biofuels. Read the PDF version [ HERE ]
Brussels, 6 March 2012. AEBIOM together with ten European heat sector related associations (RES, energy efficiency, etc) publishes a joint statement calling for an ambitious European heating and cooling policy and showing that despite its huge potential, the heating sector remains a sleeping giant in the EU energy strategy.
Brussels, 7 February 2012. AEBIOM submits its response to the EC consultation on Renewable Energy Strategy.
Brussels, 16 December 2011. AEBIOM published a press release supporting the EC efforts to include bioenergy in the CAP reform, however, considers that the measures for perrenial energy crops should be further strenghtened and clarified taking into account the environmental value added of perrenial energy crops.
Brussels, 29 November 2011. AEBIOM published a press release supporting the EC efforts to introduce a CO2 tax and urging the EU member states to seriously consider the proposal of the Commission. The CO2 tax, if introduced, will not only reduce CO2 emissions and improve energy efficiency but will also significantly increase the member states budgets.
Brussels, 30 May 2011. AEBIOM and EBA publishes a position paper on sustainability of solid and gaseous biomass. The two associations support the introduction of sustainability scheme for solid and gaseous biomass if such criteria ensures a harmonised framework in the EU, flexibility by taking into account the existing schemes, cost effectiveness by diminishing administrative burden and equal level playing field.
Brussels, 13 April 2011. AEBIOM welcomes and supports the EC proposal to revise the Directive 2003/96/EC on Energy Taxation. This proposal, presented today by the European Commission, is a first step towards a low carbon economy.