COP26 event: Sustainable bioenergy at heart of net zero

On Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 November, the World Bioenergy Association will host a series of events during COP26 to explore the role of sustainable bioenergy in delivering global net zero. For the full programme and registration link, please visit the event’s website.

Presentation of the EU Forest Strategy to ENVI Committee

Commissioners Wojciechowski and Sinkevičius, the Commissioners for Agriculture and the Environment respectively, presented the Forest Strategy to the European Parliament, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety at a hearing on 27 October. The Commissioners focused on the possibility for better data collection to create more robust and harmonised information on European forests. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.

Position paper on renewable heat

Bioenergy Europe’s Secretariat has worked on a position paper focusing on the role of renewable heating in the Fit for 55. The document looks at the proposals for revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive and suggests some amendments to improve the text. The concept presented are based on previous position and internal discussion. Please share your inputs on the draft by 8 November COB and contact Irene di Padua for further information on this topic.

Policy support for H&C decarbonisation

Following the stakeholder workshop of 29 October, Bioenergy Europe drafted some inputs on the role of bioenergy in the draft roadmap and developed a one-pager summarising our main concerns regarding this initiative. We strongly encourage to share your inputs on the roadmap and the one-pager by 7 November. For more information, please contact Irene di Padua.