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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bioenergy has to be an essential part of the EU energy mix for at least the next 30 years. Without it, the commitment to a 1.5°C global warming target will be very hard, if not impossible to achieve, argue a group of scientists.
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
Download the statement here .