AEBIOM and EURELECTRIC call for EU wide binding sustainability criteria for biomass now! Bioenergy, and in particular solid woody biomass, will play a crucial role in meeting the EU’s 2020 renewable energy targets and mitigating climate change. This renewable energy source can provide reliable and base-load supply to meet EU energy needs. In order to realise the potential of biomass, … Read More
Brussels, 13 March 2013. AEBIOM together with EURELECTRIC publish a press release calling for EU wide binding sustainablity criteria for biomass
Sustainably managed forests can save at least ten times more CO2 than unmanaged forests WBA, AEBIOM, ABA appeal to policy makers to take scientific results into account when establishing harmonised EU sustainability criteria and future bioenergy policy.
Brussels, 21 February 2013. AEBIOM together with the World Bioenergy Association and Austrian Biomass Association publish a press release on sustainably managed forests and carbon savings.
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, 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, 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.
Brussels, 28 October 2010. The European panel industry has recently expressed their disagreement to support further biomass development. The main concern of the panel industry is the competition for the same source – wood and/or its residues. The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) provides its position on this topic and reaffirms the essential role of bioenergy in the EU energy sector, the development … Read More
Brussels, 15 December 2009. The Consortium of European Biomass Associations (AEBIOM and EUBIA), European Forestry associations (EUSTAFOR, CEPF and NSF) and European Biogas Association (EBA) supports having non-binding criteria on sustainability for solid and gaseous biomass for heat and electricity.
This paper was issued as a response to the European Commission’s pre-consultation process on indirect land use change (ILUC). The European Commission as required by the RES directive (2009/28) and Fuel Quality directive (2009/30) has to prepare a report reviewing the impacts on GHG emissions of indirect land use change in relation to biofuels and bioliquids and make proposals on … Read More