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

RES associations united to urge MEPs to maintain priority dispatch for existing installations

  The draft report published by Dr. Karins MEP proposes crucial changes to the current dispatching regime for generating installations using renewable energy sources. With this letter, the renewable energy industry wishes to emphasize three major elements that need to be considered by the rapporteur and the members of the ITRE committee when revising the dispatching regime for renewables. The … Read More

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

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

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