#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

RES associations united to urge MEPs to maintain priority dispatch for existing installations

  The draft report published by Dr. Karins MEP proposes crucial changes to the current dispatching regime for generating installations using renewable energy sources. With this letter, the renewable energy industry wishes to emphasize three major elements that need to be considered by the rapporteur and the members of the ITRE committee when revising the dispatching regime for renewables. The … 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

Higher renewable energy ambition required to avoid deployment slowdown

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

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

Seven industry associations call on Members of the European Parliament to support a label for the installed stock of boilers

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

Clean Energy Package – 11 points to ensure a sustainable future for Bioenergy in the EU

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