Open Letter – In support of at least 35% earmarking for climate-related work in FP9

AEBIOM together with 20 other organisations signed  a letter  asking the European Commission to earmark 35% of the budget of FP9 to climate-related work. Such an earmark exists in Horizon 2020 but the EC says “the targets for expenditure on sustainable development and climate action have not yet been met” ( Key Findings, Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020 ). “It is expected that they will be achieved by the … Read More

Joint Briefing Paper – EU primary energy factor for electricity, getting the methodology right

The EU Primary Energy Factor for Electricity (EU PEF) value of 2.0, proposed by the European Commission in the 2016 review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), reflects several inaccurate methodology choices, disregarding recognised standards and undermining the ultimate objectives of the EED to deliver energy savings across the entire energy value chain. The joint briefing paper that AEBIOM signed … Read More

Open Letter – The Austrian Presidency of the EU Council, a driving force for Europe’s industrial leadership in renewables

On March 28th 2018, AEBIOM, together with 9 other european renewable energy associations,  sent an open letter to Elisabeth Köstinger, Austria’s minister of sustainability and tourism, and Sebastian Kurz, the country’s Chancellor regarding the importance that the Austrian upcoming presidency of the European Council may have on the future of the Clean energy package.  To back up the future of a competitive … Read More

Joint Briefing Paper – EU PEF for electricity, getting the methodology right

The EU Primary Energy Factor for Electricity (EU PEF) value of 2.0, proposed by the European Commission in the 2016 review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), reflects several inaccurate methodology choices, disregarding recognised standards and undermining the ultimate objectives of the EED to deliver energy savings across the entire energy value chain. This is why AEBIOM together with five … Read More

‘European Bioenergy Day’ campaign wins 2018 European Association Awards

Throughout 2017, AEBIOM led a major pan-European awareness campaign: the European Bioenergy Day . The campaign shined a light on the central role of bioenergy towards EU clean energy goals, by showing that from November 21st till the end of the year the EU could solely rely on bioenergy for its energy consumption. This campaign’s success was rewarded by the jury of the … Read More

PR – Parliament adopts constructive stance on solid bioenergy

Brussels, 17.01.18 – Today the European Parliament confirmed in plenary the approach taken by the ENVI committee, considering that ensuring sustainability of solid bioenergy for the decade to come is key and should be addressed in a realistic and proportionate way.   The Parliament confirmed and improved the approach of the Commission to guarantee sustainability of bioenergy consumed in the EU for … Read More

Joint Press Release: EU’s elected officials go for high ambition on renewable heating and energy efficiency

PR – Brussels, 17th of January 2018 – Today, the European Parliament finally approved the revision of key legislation for the energy sector, namely the Governance Regulation, the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), to make them fit for the challenges and commitments of the next decade, up to 2030. The associations representing the renewable heating and … Read More

Joint industry statement | A market design fit for renewables: key points on the Council’s general approach

Further to the meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council that took place on Monday 18 December, the European renewables industry would like to highlight the key points of the Council’s general approach and negotiating position on the Electricity Directive and Electricity Regulation. In the following statement we briefly evaluate the most crucial points and questions from the point … Read More