PR – Why our forests and fields should do more for climate change

PR: Why our Forests and Fields Should do More for Climate Change As climate change makes daily headlines, all available solutions to mitigate it must be thoroughly investigated and then deployed in an evidence-based way, fair to our environment and societies. Figures show that RES consumption has steadily increased over the last decades, with bioenergy counting today for 63% of EU … Read More

Support scheme for renewable heat is great news in Ireland

Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is a Game Changer for the Heat Sector, says the Irish Bioenergy Association Press Release from the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA): Immediate Release 04th June 2019 Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is a Game Changer for the Heat Sector says the Irish Bioenergy Association The Irish Bioenergy Association welcomes the announcement by Minister Bruton this morning … Read More

Joint RES Associations Letter on the draft National Energy and Climate Plans 

Joint Position: Renewable energy associations’ joint messages on the draft National Energy and Climate Plans  MORE AMBITION AND BETTER PLANNING TO STAY WORLD LEADERS IN RENEWABLES   Brussels, May 2019 – The Clean Energy Package sets a renewable energy target of at least 32% by 2030. For investors, this target is the minimum to keep momentum going in the fast-growing sector … Read More

Small is Beautiful Stories: The case of an individual household switching to biomass

Small is Beautiful Stories: The case of an individual household switching to biomass   In 2006, Albrecht and Carmen Ulrich, living in Winterbach near Stuttgart, decided to switch from а fossil fuel heating system to а renewable one: “With the renovation of our house in view of improved energy efficiency, it was obvious for us that we would also switch … Read More

Joint Letter: Decentralised Energy Solutions – Driving a Modern, Sustainable and Inclusive Decarbonisation Strategy

Small renewable solutions and high-efficiency cogeneration are the backbone of a successful decarbonisation strategy. They contribute to unlocking a thriving ‘green growth’ by stimulating local job creation and Europe’s industrial leadership, through the roll-out of high added-value smart technologies, such as smart homes solutions. Small renewable and high-efficiency cogeneration enjoy high levels of public support, and provide economic benefits for … Read More

Joint statement: The role of forest management in the upcoming taxonomy regulation for sustainable investments

Joint statement: The role of forest management in the upcoming taxonomy regulation for sustainable investments   In the context of the European Commission’s ongoing work on developing a classification system for sustainable investments, the undersigned organisations would like to express their views on the topic of forest management in the proposed taxonomy regulation, notably on the first round of climate  … Read More

Joint statement ERDF and Cohesion Fund: putting renewable energy sources at the centre

Joint Statement ERDF and Cohesion Fund: Putting Renewable Energy Sources at the Centre With the upcoming decision on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the EU institutions will set a direction which will determine the evolution of EU investments and have a direct impact on our energy system for decades to come. Considering the EU commitment to the Paris Agreement … Read More

Joint statement COP24: forests and the forest sector should play an active role in climate change mitigation and adaptation

Joint statement COP24: forests and the forest sector should play an active role in climate change mitigation and adaptation Forests represent a significant potential for climate change mitigation. The signing organisations call on the parties to the Paris Agreement to recognise in their conclusions of the COP24 the role of actively managed forests in climate mitigation and adaptation, in particular: … Read More

PR – Research shows sustainable bioenergy production in Europe could triplicate by 2050

PR – Research shows sustainable bioenergy production in Europe could triplicate by 2050 Ahead of COP24, review of current data on biomass potential confirms bioenergy is a key solution for climate change mitigation. Brussels, 03/12/2018 – The amount of domestically available biomass used for bioenergy in Europe can triplicate within sustainable and environmental limits and at a reasonable cost, according to recently published research . As … Read More