PR – AEBIOM’S reaction to IEA Bioenergy response to Chatham House’s publication on Bioenergy climate impact

13th March 2017

On Monday 13th March 2017, the International Energy Agency Bioenergy united more than 125 international academics to denounce the misleading statements made by a recent publication from ‘Chatham House’ on the impact of bioenergy on climate. This group of academics “considered that this report does not present an objective overview of the current state of scientific understanding with respect to the climate effects of bioenergy”.

For Jean-Marc Jossart, AEBIOM secretary General “Woody bioenergy is a very diverse sector, key for our future energy transition and as such, deserves fact-based science rather than sensationalistic headlines. The IEA bioenergy’s response is an important signal sent by the academic community to EU institutions currently debating future EU sustainability rules– to hold reasoned discussions to avoid a second biofuel scenario where many misleading statements weakened the entire sector.

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