PR – Parliament adopts constructive stance on solid bioenergy

Brussels, 17.01.18 – Today the European Parliament confirmed in plenary the approach taken by the ENVI committee, considering that ensuring sustainability of solid bioenergy for the decade to come is key and should be addressed in a realistic and proportionate way.   The Parliament confirmed and improved the approach of the Commission to guarantee sustainability of bioenergy consumed in the EU for … Read More

Joint Press Release: EU’s elected officials go for high ambition on renewable heating and energy efficiency

PR – Brussels, 17th of January 2018 – Today, the European Parliament finally approved the revision of key legislation for the energy sector, namely the Governance Regulation, the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), to make them fit for the challenges and commitments of the next decade, up to 2030. The associations representing the renewable heating and … Read More

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