Position papers

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
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Joint industry statement | A market design fit for renewables: key points on the Council’s general approach
Further to the meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council that took place on Monday 18 December, the European
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6 Dec. 2017: Joint statement by investors, renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses on Energy Union Governance
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PR – The European Parliament’s ITRE Committee approves new measures to mainstream renewable energy in heating & cooling up to
  Renewable Heating & Cooling associations welcome the ambition level and call on the Council to uphold it PRESS RELEASE
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PR – RES Associations: ITRE committee’s endorsement of a 35% renewable energy target for 2030 can bring the EU back
PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 28 November 2017 – One year ago, the European Commission presented the Clean Energy for All
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Joint industry call: Heating and cooling (H&C) in the new renewable energy directive (Art. 23): ‘Europe needs more renewable H&C!’
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#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
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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
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Joint position papers on the Electrification of Heating and Cooling & the Primary Energy Factor
Brussels, 08.05.17 – The European Biomass Association ( AEBIOM ), the European Geothermal Association ( EGEC ) and the European Solar Thermal
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10/05/16 AEBIOM answer and position on a sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020
Early 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on “a sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020”. AEBIOM
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08/04/16 | Principles for an effective Innovation Fund
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16/02/16 | EU Heating and Cooling Strategy: Industry and local authorities join voices to request structural reforms in revised climate
16 February 2016  – Local authorities in energy transition and the industry associations representing the geothermal, solar thermal, heat pump, biomass,
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30/10/15 | AEBIOM Response to the Public Consultation on the Evaluation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
AEBIOM has provided its response to the Public Consultation on the Evaluation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Download
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12/02/16 | AEBIOM answers to the public consultation “preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020”
Read AEBIOM’s response to the consultation on the preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020:
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08/02/16 | Joint position on post-2020 renewable energy regulatory framework
    The European Commission public consultation on the new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020 will end
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05/02/16|Increased use of Bioenergy post 2020 achieve significant GHG emission reduction
In preparing its climate and energy goals towards 2030 and further, the EU Commission has commissioned many studies. One such
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01/02/16|AEBIOM response to the consultation on the Review of Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency
Please find here bellow AEBIOM response to the consultation on the Review of Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency:  
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20/10/15 | Beyond myth: A glance at new bioenergy figures, Statistical Report 2015
October 20, 2015 – On the eve of COP21 negotiations, discussions on concrete options to mitigate climate change are a
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14/09/15 | 2030 Climate & Energy Framework: Joint Position on Governance from the European Renewable Industry
14/09: The European renewables industry welcomes the European Commission’s February 2015 Energy Union package. The letter lays out essential building blocks for a
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17/06/15 | A Smart and Resilient Energy Union: Objectives and Measures for the Heat Sector
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17/03/15 | Statement on How to Become Number 1 in Renewables
  A contribution from the biomass, geothermal and solar thermal sectors. READ MORE
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25/02/15 | Reaction from the Renewable Heating & Cooling Industry on the Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with
25/02: The European Commission has launched today its “Framework strategy for a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy”.
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02/05/14 | The EU renewable heating and cooling sector’s reaction to the Energy Security strategy published by the EC
Brussels, 02 June 2014. AEBIOM, EGEC and ESTIF representing the European Renewable Heating and Cooling industry associations of the biomass,
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21/05/14 | Renewables for Heating and Cooling and EU Security of Supply Save over 20 billion euro annually in reduced
Brussels, 21 May 2014. AEBIOM, EGEC and ESTIF representing the European Renewable Heating and Cooling industry associations of the biomass, geothermal
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05/02/14 | 2030 climate and energy policy framework: the Parliament calls for a heat strategy
Brussels, 5 February 2014. Heat Coalition – 2030 climate and energy policy framework: the Parliament calls for a heat strategy 
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27/01/13 | Heat Coalition – Common Position “No credible 2030 climate and energy policy framework without heating and cooling”
Brussels, 27 January 2013. Heat Coalition – Common Position “No credible 2030 climate and energy policy framework without heating and cooling”
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25/11/13 | AEBIOM together with CEPF, COPA-COGECA, EIPS, ELO and EUSTAFOR publish a joint statement on cascade use of wood
Brussels, 25 November 2013. AEBIOM together with CEPF, COPA-COGECA, EIPS, ELO and EUSTAFOR publish a joint statement on cascade use of wood.
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13/03/13 | AEBIOM and EURELECTRIC call for EU wide binding sustainablity criteria for biomass
Brussels, 13 March 2013. AEBIOM together with EURELECTRIC publishes a press release calling for EU wide binding sustainablity criteria for
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21/02/13 | AEBIOM press release on sustainably managed forests and carbon savings
Brussels, 21 February 2013. AEBIOM together with the World Bioenergy Association and Austrian Biomass Association publish a press release on
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05/11/12 | AEBIOM statement on biomass and climate benefits
Brussels, 05 November 2012. AEBIOM published a statement showing that current controversial debate on carbon savings of biomass has not sufficiently
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18/10/12 | AEBIOM press release on EC proposal on ILUC
Brussels, 18 October 2012. AEBIOM publishes a press release on EC proposal to include ILUC related measures in RES Directive. AEBIOM considers
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19/09/12 | AEBIOM press release on ILUC
Brussels, 19 September 2012. AEBIOM publishes a press release on ILUC stating that ILUC rules under preparation would not only lead to
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05/12 | AEBIOM position paper on energy taxation
Brussels, 16 May 2012. AEBIOM publishes a position paper on energy taxation calling for improvements to the EC proposed revision of Energy
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03/12 | Energy Roadmap 2050: neither hot nor cool
Brussels, 6 March 2012. AEBIOM together with ten European heat sector related associations (RES, energy efficiency, etc) publishes a joint statement calling for  an
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02/12 | Renewable Energy Strategy
Brussels, 7 February 2012. AEBIOM submits its response to the EC consultation on Renewable Energy Strategy.
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12/11 | Perrenial Energy Crops – an opportunity for CAP greening and economic growth
Brussels, 16 December 2011. AEBIOM published a press release supporting the EC efforts to include bioenergy in the CAP reform,
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11/11 | AEBIOM press release on CO2 tax and its impact on EU budgets
Brussels, 29 November 2011. AEBIOM published a press release supporting the EC efforts to introduce a CO2 tax and urging
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05/11 | AEBIOM and EBA publishe a position paper on sustainability of solid and gaseous biomass
Brussels, 30 May 2011. AEBIOM and EBA publishes a position paper on sustainability of solid and gaseous biomass. The two associations support
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04/11 | AEBIOM welcomes the EC proposal to revise the Energy Taxation Directive
Brussels, 13 April 2011. AEBIOM welcomes and supports the EC proposal to revise the Directive 2003/96/EC on Energy Taxation. This
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03/11 | Heat sector can be entirely decarbonised by 2050
Brussels, 8 March 2011. Commenting on the two European Commission documents published today “A roadmap for moving to a competitive
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03/11 | AEBIOM response to EC consultation on sustainability of solid and gaseous biomass
Brussels, 29 March 2011. AEBIOM submits its response to EC consultation on sustainability for solid and gaseous biomass. 
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11/10 | Biomass from sustainable forest: a carbon neutral source of renewable energy
Brussels, 12 November 2010. AEBIOM has presented a declaration on carbon neutrality during its’ workshop in the European Parliament on 10 November.  The declaration shows that
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10/10 | Why the development of bioenergy is a logical choice even for the panel industry
Brussels, 28 October 2010. The European panel industry has recently expressed their disagreement to support further biomass development. The main concern of
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10/10 | AEBIOM position on European Energy issues and the development of Bioenergy towards 2030
Brussels, 12 October 2010. The European Biomass Association publishes the position paper on Bioenergy development until 2030 where it provides a pragmatic solution
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05/10 | AEBIOM recommendations for nREAPS on small scale heat and biogas sectors
Brussels, 19 May 2010. The European Biomass Association together with the European Biogass Association publishes recommendations on how to effectively include the biogas
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02/10 | European Commission ensures biomass leading role in reaching the renewables targets
Brussels, 26 February 2010. The Consortium of European Biomass Associations (AEBIOM and EUBIA), European forest owner associations (EUSTAFOR, CEPF and
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01/10 | The Designate-Commissioner Oettinger supports the balanced development of bioenergy sector
Brussels, 15 January 2010. The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) congratulates the designate Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger for his excellent presentation during the
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12/09 | Non-binding sustainability criteria: right incentives for sustainable biomass use
Brussels, 15 December 2009. The Consortium of European Biomass Associations (AEBIOM and EUBIA), European Forestry associations (EUSTAFOR, CEPF and NSF)
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09/09 | Sustainability of all biomass
In September 2009, AEBIOM has published a position paper on sustainability criteria of all types of biomass other than biofuels
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Indirect land use change
This paper was issued as a response to the European Commission’s pre-consultation process on indirect land use change (ILUC).
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AEBIOM recommendations on biomass for district heating and cooling
AEBIOM recommendations on biomass for district heating and cooling District heating and cooling (DHC) will play an important role for
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12/08 | RES Directive
In December 2008, AEBIOM has prepared a press release on the RES directive adopted by the European Parliament where it
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30/09/08 | Sustainability of biofuels and biomass
In the framework of a public consultation, AEBIOM, on 30 September 2008, has submitted its position on biomass sustainability criteria
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Joint letter from the Renewable Energy Industry on investment protection
22.09: Joint letter from the Renewable Energy Industry on investment protection:   HERE
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Joint letter from the Renewable Energy Industry on investment protection
Dear Commissioners, The European renewable energy industry represented by the undersigned organisations strongly supports the European Commission’s objective of ensuring
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Heating and Cooling Strategy: AEBIOM contribution to the Commission’s consultation
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Heating and Cooling Strategy: AEBIOM contribution to the Commission’s consultation
17/09: Heating and Cooling Strategy: AEBIOM contribution to the Commission’s consultation  HERE
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2030 Climate & Energy Framework: Joint Position on Governance from the European Renewable Industry
14/09: The European renewables industry welcomes the European Commission’s February 2015 Energy Union package. The letter lays out essential building blocks for a
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A Smart and Resilient Energy Union: Objectives and Measures for the Heat Sector
17/06: A Smart and Resilient Energy Union: Objectives and Measures for the Heat Sector  HERE
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Statement on How to Become Number 1 in Renewables
17/03: Statement on How to Become Number 1 in Renewables- A contribution from the biomass, geothermal and solar thermal sectors
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Reaction from the Renewable Heating & Cooling Industry on the Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking
25/02: Reaction from the Renewable Heating & Cooling Industry on the Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a
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Letter sent to President Juncker about EU Energy Union
23/02: The renewable energy industry, represented by several associations, wrote a letter to President Juncker stating their views about how
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Press Release: EU 2030 energy and climate targets: The right regulatory framework will lead us way beyond 27% for renewables!
Brussels, 24 October 2014. 24/10: Press Release: EU 2030 energy and climate targets: The right regulatory framework will lead us
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Letter of heads of state and government- Fuel switch to renewable heating sources
Brussels, 24 September 2014. Letter of heads of state and government- Fuel switch to renewable heating sources: now is the
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Open letter to Commissioner Oettinger regarding a study on energy costs
Brussels, 07 October 2014. Open letter to Commissioner Oettinger regarding a study on energy costs HERE
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The EU renewable heating and cooling sector’s reaction to the Energy Security strategy published by the EC
Brussels, 02 June 2014. AEBIOM, EGEC and ESTIF representing the European Renewable Heating and Cooling industry associations of the biomass,
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Renewables for Heating and Cooling and EU Security of Supply Save over 20 billion euro annually in reduced fossil fuel
Brussels, 21 May 2014. AEBIOM, EGEC and ESTIF representing the European Renewable Heating and Cooling industry associations of the biomass, geothermal
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Joint Renewables Open Letter on Europe’s energy security to Presidents Barroso and Van Rompuy
Brussels, 13 May 2014. On 15 May 2014, the Energy Ministers will meet informally to discuss Europe’s dependence on fossil
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Press Release: Want a competitive Europe? Embrace renewables
Brussels, 19 March 2014. One day ahead of the European Heads of States and Governments’ discussions on the 2030 climate and energy
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Open letter to EU’s Heads of State and Government on Energy Dependency
Brussels, 19 March 2014. AEBIOM, EGEC and ESTIF representing the biomass, geothermal and solar thermal sectors respectively, address an open
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12/02/14 AEBIOM response to a public consultation on the state aid guidelines
Brussels, 12 February 2014. Read the AEBIOM response to a public consultation on the state aid guidelines.    
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2030 climate and energy policy framework: the Parliament calls for a heat strategy
Brussels, 5 February 2014. Heat Coalition – 2030 climate and energy policy framework: the Parliament calls for a heat strategy 
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Heat Coalition – Common Position “No credible 2030 climate and energy policy framework without heating and cooling”
Brussels, 27 January 2013. Heat Coalition – Common Position “No credible 2030 climate and energy policy framework without heating and cooling”
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AEBIOM together with CEPF, COPA-COGECA, EIPS, ELO and EUSTAFOR publish a joint statement on cascade use of wood
Brussels, 25 November 2013. AEBIOM together with CEPF, COPA-COGECA, EIPS, ELO and EUSTAFOR publish a joint statement on cascade use of wood.
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AEBIOM and EURELECTRIC call for EU wide binding sustainablity criteria for biomass
Brussels, 13 March 2013. AEBIOM together with EURELECTRIC publish a press release calling for EU wide binding sustainablity criteria for
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AEBIOM press release on sustainably managed forests and carbon savings
Brussels, 21 February 2013. AEBIOM together with the World Bioenergy Association and Austrian Biomass Association publish a press release on
Read more.
Energy Roadmap 2050: neither hot nor cool
Brussels, 6 March 2012. AEBIOM together with ten European heat sector related associations (RES, energy efficiency, etc) publishes a joint statement calling for  an
Read more.
AEBIOM press release on CO2 tax and its’ impact on EU budgets
Brussels, 29 November 2011. AEBIOM published a press release supporting the EC efforts to introduce a CO2 tax and urging
Read more.
AEBIOM welcomes the EC proposal to revise the Energy Taxation Directive
Brussels, 13 April 2011. AEBIOM welcomes and supports the EC proposal to revise the Directive 2003/96/EC on Energy Taxation. This
Read more.
Why the development of bioenergy is a logical choice even for the panel industry
Brussels, 28 October 2010. The European panel industry has recently expressed their disagreement to support further biomass development. The main concern of
Read more.
Non-binding sustainability criteria: right incentives for sustainable biomass use
Brussels, 15 December 2009. The Consortium of European Biomass Associations (AEBIOM and EUBIA), European Forestry associations (EUSTAFOR, CEPF and NSF)
Read more.
Indirect land use change
This paper was issued as a response to the European Commission’s pre-consultation process on indirect land use change (ILUC). The
Read more.
RES directive
In December 2008, AEBIOM has prepared a press release on the RES directive adopted by the European Parliament where it
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Sustainability of all biomass
In the framework of a public consultation, AEBIOM, on 30 September 2008, has submitted its position on biomass sustainability criteria
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Sustainability of biofuels
In the framework of a public consultation, AEBIOM, on 30 September 2008, has submitted its position on biomass sustainability criteria
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