PR: EU must pave the road for transport biofuels

PR: EU must pave the road for transport biofuels Brussels, 11/07/2019 – 93% of our transport – be it via roads, rail, sea or air – is still reliant on fossil fuels, accounting for a quarter of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. You’re prompted to believe we’re living a bright, technological transition to new forms of propulsion for our vehicles, but … 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

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

European businesses at the forefront of the energy transition call for an ambitious Energy Union Governance

Our organisations are committed to . To achieve this goal, we call on European policy-makers to agree on a Governance Regulation that mirrors the ambition and the regime agreed in the Paris Agreement on climate change. In the global race for clean energy investments, . Investors and businesses must have a strong signal that a low-carbon economy supported by global … Read More

Small is Beautiful: Joint letter ahead of the Market Design trialogues

In November 2016, . To deliver this ambition, the legislative framework must encourage both the large-scale rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, and the uptake of small-scale, local citizen and community owned distributed renewable energy and highly efficient cogeneration installations. The European Council’s General orientations on the Electricity Market regulation adopted in December 2017, introduce the possibility … Read More

Open Letter – In support of at least 35% earmarking for climate-related work in FP9

AEBIOM together with 20 other organisations signed a letter asking the European Commission to earmark 35% of the budget of FP9 to climate-related work. Such an earmark exists in Horizon 2020 but the EC says “the targets for expenditure on sustainable development and climate action have not yet been met” ( Key Findings, Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020 ). “It is expected that they will be achieved by the … Read More

Joint Briefing Paper – EU primary energy factor for electricity, getting the methodology right

The EU Primary Energy Factor for Electricity (EU PEF) value of 2.0, proposed by the European Commission in the 2016 review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), reflects several inaccurate methodology choices, disregarding recognised standards and undermining the ultimate objectives of the EED to deliver energy savings across the entire energy value chain. The joint briefing paper that AEBIOM signed … Read More