PR – The European Parliament’s ITRE Committee approves new measures to mainstream renewable energy in heating & cooling up to 2030 in landmark vote on the new RES Directive

  Renewable Heating & Cooling associations welcome the ambition level and call on the Council to uphold it PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 28th November 2017 The associations representing the renewable heating & cooling (RES-H&C) industries, AEBIOM, EGEC and Solar Heat Europe, welcome the adoption of a new, key measure to promote further deployment of RES-H&C up to 2030 (Art. 23), … Read More

PR – RES Associations: ITRE committee’s endorsement of a 35% renewable energy target for 2030 can bring the EU back on track to global leadership

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 28 November 2017 – One year ago, the European Commission presented the Clean Energy for All Europeans legislative package, but it’s headline target of 27% renewable energy by 2030 fell short of its ambitions. With today’s vote, adopting a target of at least 35% renewables, the European Parliament Committee for Industry, Research and Energy puts the … Read More

#SmallIsBeautiful: Don’t burden small businesses and consumers, empower them to boost the energy transition!

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 9th of November 2017 – The trade associations representing key players in Europe’s energy transition urge policy makers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations. Whilst the European institutions are negotiating the recast of the Electricity Market Design Regulation, the signatories of the declaration launch today … Read More

PR – AEBIOM first reaction to the Renewable Energy Directive vote in the European Parliament’s environmental committee

“In the final adoption  of its opinion, the ENVI Committee has decided tonight to address the sustainability issue both seriously and pragmatically, allowing solid bioenergy to continue playing its essential role in the European energy transition. While this vote acknowledges the positive work and contribution of thousands of local bioenergy players, it also calls into question the systematic bioenergy bashing that occurred … Read More

PR – Ahead of ENVI Committee’s vote on bioenergy sustainability, new insights revealed by AEBIOM’s latest Statistical Report

Brussels, 17.10.17 – Bioenergy is Europe´s most significant source of renewable energy — both in terms of energy production and job creation. Findings from AEBIOM’s 2017 Statistical Report, released on October 17th, confirm that bioenergy is among the most e ffective options to achieve Europe’s energy transition. The publication’s release, occurring a few days before a key vote by the Parliament’s ENVI … Read More

PR – ENplus® certifies 8.1 million tonnes of wood pellets in 2016 – a record for the quality scheme

Brussels 17.10.17 – In the wake of the release of AEBIOM’s Statistical Report 2017, the European Pellet Council (EPC, an AEBIOM network) in charge of ENplus® management, announced a record year for the wood pellet quality scheme. With over 8,1 million tonnes certified worldwide in 2016 and 9,2 million tonnes anticipated by the end of 2017, ENplus® confirms its leading role in … Read More

3 reasons why MEP Bas Eickhout’s approach on bioenergy sustainability is wrong!

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

PR – The Eickhout paradox: How to reach 45% renewables by 2030 while jeopardising the EU’s main source of renewable energy?

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

PR – AEBIOM’S reaction to IEA Bioenergy response to Chatham House’s publication on Bioenergy climate impact

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