The European Union is committed to use less energy by using it more efficiently. In fact, by using energy more efficiently, Europeans can lower their energy bills, reduce their reliance on external suppliers of oil and gas and help protecting the environment.
By 2020, the EU has set itself a 20% energy savings target when compared to the projected use of energy in 2020.
The legislative framework for the period 2020-2030 is being discussed currently. At an EU summit in October 2014, EU countries agreed on a new energy efficiency indicative target of 27% or greater by 2030, while the European Commission had proposed 30% in its Energy Efficiency Communication .
The role of biomass
New biomass installations reach today high efficiency levels and are using a renewable source of energy. It is essential to reduce energy consumption but the remaining supply should be renewable, if the EU wants to reach its long-term decarbonisation objectives. Therefore, energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy development should go hand in hand.
AEBIOM is supporting an energy system that is more and more efficient, to produce more energy with less resource (resource efficiency). The European bioenergy industry is committed in Research and Innovation, to develop more and more efficient installations.