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
In December 2008, AEBIOM has prepared a press release on the RES directive adopted by the European Parliament where it congratulates the European Institutions for an excellent work and shows how most decisions will positively affect the biomass sector whilst also explaining a few decisions that are less favourable for the bioenergy sector.
In the framework of a public consultation, AEBIOM, on 30 September 2008, has submitted its position on biomass sustainability criteria to the European Commission.
In the framework of a public consultation, AEBIOM, on 30 September 2008, has submitted its position on biomass sustainability criteria to the European Commission. In this position, AEBIOM explains what should be considered when defining the sustainability criteria for biomass, proposes the methodology on how to count CO2 savings, explains how severe rules of sustainability criteria can be counterproductive and … Read More