Higher renewable energy ambition required to avoid deployment slowdown

European renewable energy industry statement on the European 2030 renewable energy target  Dear Members of the European Parliament, The Clean Energy for All Europeans package proposed by the European Commission in November last year suggests a European binding target of at least 27% renewable energy by 2030. This target’s lack of ambition translates to a slow-down in renewable energy deployment … Read More

PR – The Eickhout paradox: How to reach 45% renewables by 2030 while jeopardising the EU’s main source of renewable energy?

8th June 2017 EU inter-institutional discussions on solid bioenergy sustainability have started today with the publication of the European Parliament’s first draft report. The ENVI committee is leading the discussions on the harmonised, binding criteria proposed in November by the Commission, with Mr. Eickhout (Greens/EFA, NL) as rapporteur. Following the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement, it is … Read More

Seven industry associations call on Members of the European Parliament to support a label for the installed stock of boilers

Currently, the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committe is intensely debating what should be the next steps for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Improving the energy performance of Europe’s existing buildings will be essential to meet the EU’s climate and energy targets. In addition, it is widely recognized that modernising the heating systems currently installed in the EU’s … Read More

Clean Energy Package – 11 points to ensure a sustainable future for Bioenergy in the EU

Since the release of the Clean Energy package last November, AEBIOM has been analysing the provisions that ensure the sustainable development of bioenergy in Europe. As the European Parliament and European Council are beginning discussions on this section of the Clean Energy package, to help bring landmarks to the debate, AEBIOM has wrapped up its key points that should be endorsed to ensure the development of … Read More

Discover Bioenergy in 360°

AEBIOM’s latest event  Visions of Bioenergy – Bringing Local Initiatives to Brussels  offered participants the unique opportunity to visit a BLTC (Biomass Logistic Trade Center)  in Leoben, Austria. Through an immersive 360° video, you can discover the trade center, how it works and the benefits it offers to the local community. Access final presentations  here and check out our photo recap on our Flickr page .

Joint position papers on the Electrification of Heating and Cooling & the Primary Energy Factor

Brussels, 08.05.17 – The European Biomass Association ( AEBIOM ), the European Geothermal Association ( EGEC ) and the European Solar Thermal Association ( ESTIF ), release joint position papers on the Electrification of Heating and Cooling & the Link Between the PEF and Eco-Design/Energy Labeling Regulations:   The Electrification of the Heating and Cooling Sector: Energy consumption in the heating sector, including space heating, … Read More

PR – AEBIOM’S reaction to IEA Bioenergy response to Chatham House’s publication on Bioenergy climate impact

13th March 2017 On Monday 13th March 2017, the International Energy Agency Bioenergy united more than 125 international academics to denounce the misleading statements made by a recent publication from ‘Chatham House’ on the impact of bioenergy on climate. This group of academics “considered that this report does not present an objective overview of the current state of scientific understanding with respect to the climate effects of bioenergy”.  For Jean-Marc Jossart, AEBIOM secretary … Read More

The “Burning Issue” – When anti-bioenergy communication goes bad

“The Burning Issue: – When bioenergy goes bad” is the sensationalist title of the latest film released by Brussels-based NGOs BirdLife Europe and Transport & Environment. The release was supported by a significant marketing effort, including trailers that featured an arsenal of rhetorical statements to the backdrop of epic music. As is often the case with such teasers, the movie fell short … Read More

You now have free access to this Bioheat Profitability Assessment Tool

The Austrian Energy Agency (AEA), partner with AEBIOM in the H2020 Bioenergy4Business project , has developed an innovative, free-of-charge Bioheat Profitability Assessment Tool for the examination and comparison of investments in biomass-heating and equivalent fossil fuelled systems, for mid-scale production of low temperature space and domestic hot water as well as process heat. The novelty of this tool is that it includes country-specific … Read More