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

PR – Heating and cooling sector to get its due spot on the decarbonisation radar

PR – Heating and cooling sector to get its due spot on the decarbonisation radar Brussels, 28th November 2018 – Policymakers and industry gathered at the Committee of the Regions for the High-Level Round Table on the Decarbonisation of the Heating Sector, a joint event organised by the European Commission and the Decarb Heat Initiative partners. The timing is right: … Read More

PR – Long-term decarbonisation strategy: A Clean Planet for all – A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy

Long-term decarbonisation strategy: Bioenergy recognised as a key contributor to achieve a net-zero carbon economy by 2050 Brussels, 28th November 2018 – Today, the Commission has published its long-term strategy for emissions reduction looking at different options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% with more ambitious scenarios achieving a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and removals by … Read More

Joint Letter – Object: Net-zero carbon economy by 2050 – a feasible option with renewables

Joint Letter – Object: Net-zero carbon economy by 2050 – a feasible option with renewables Dear Commissioner Cañete, After the publication of the 1.5°C Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calling for “rapid and far-reaching transitions” in all sectors, the pathway of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is the only viable option in the upcoming Commission long-term strategy. … Read More

Joint Position – A Bottom-Up Approach to the Use of Forest Biomass

A Bottom-Up Approach to the Use of Forest Biomass Joint statement on the EU Non-Binding Guidance on the Cascading Use of Biomass Forests cover more than 40 percent of the EU’s land area. They are essential for life on earth, providing the bioeconomy with renewable materials, energy as well as other ecosystem services. Sustainably managed forests and the forest sector … Read More

43 days of clean energy: bioenergy hits record high in Europe

Download this PR in PDF. Brussels, 20/08/2018. Biomass can cover the energy needs of all 28 Member States from November 19th to the end of the year – 43 days, two more than last year. Bioenergy Europe celebrates this achievement with the second edition of its European Bioenergy Day Campaign. Bioenergy is essential to Europe’s energy needs. By converting the forecasts for Europe’s energy consumption … Read More

PR – Bioenergy Europe is working actively on the establishment of a first international Wood Chips certification 

Brussels 23.07.18 – Since the beginning of the year, Bioenergy Europe (former AEBIOM) is actively working on the establishment of a new quality scheme for Wood Chips and Hog Fuel at the international level, answering a long-awaited market request. Prior to its official launch, slated for the end of 2018, all business players involved in the sector are entitled to give their opinion … Read More