Joint Statement on REDIII

Bioenergy Europe published a joint statement with associations representing the forest and forest-based sectors titled: Improper Sustainability Framework for Forest Biomass Could Challenge the EU’s Renewable Energy Ambitions and Harm the Rural Economy. The paper expresses concern regarding the rigid application of the cascading principle, the creation of no-go areas for forest biomass, the application of retroactive measures, and short review timelines. The statement was also signed by CEPF, Cepi, Copa-Cogeca, ELO, EOS, and Eustafor. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.

Fit-for-55 Position Paper

Yesterday, Bioenergy Europe’s Secretariat published a position paper on the Fit-for-55 package calling on policy makers to consider 5 guiding principles when crafting legislation: increase our climate ambition, create non-discriminatory legislation, limit the growth of regulatory burden, include all aspects of sustainability, and do not discriminate on energy feedstocks. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.

Letters on Forestry Strategy by EPP and Member States

The European People’s Party (EPP) wrote an open letter to President Ursula von der Leyen, Executive Vice President Vladis Dombrovskis, and Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, and 11 Member States signed a letter sent to Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans. Both letters highlight the concern with the upcoming EU Forest Strategy which neglects the social and economic aspects of sustainability and that it is an unacceptable expansion of EU competence by proposing a common EU forest policy that violates the subsidiarity principle. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.

Biomass Support Schemes for Heat and Electricity in EU

The report on Biomass Support Schemes for Heat and Electricity in all EU Member States for 2021 is available for our members. The detailed report outlines all existing support schemes currently available for the Heat and Electricity industries, including investment, operational, market-based support and more. See the report in the Members Area. For more information, contact our team.