Last November, the European Commission has published a legislative proposal aiming at setting EU harmonised sustainability criteria for bioenergy consumed in Europe. AEBIOM is in favour of an EU harmonised framework on bioenergy sustainability as long as the taken approach relies on pragmatism and ground realities. In this respect, the proposal of the European Commission released last November was a … Read More
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
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
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
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
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 .
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
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 European Pellet Council has just launched its new website. This refreshed version includes improvements on design and navigation, as well as a responsive layout for all platforms, for a quicker and clearer access to the content. The new website is available at epc.aebiom.org , don’t forget to update your bookmarks!
“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