Continued Outreach to MEPs

Bioenergy Europe’s Secretariat is continuing its outreach to MEPs on the Fit-for-55 Files. On Friday, there will be a meeting with the assistant of Patrizia Toia (S&D, IT) to discuss LULUCF and REDIII. She is a shadow rapporteur on the LULUCF file. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.

Reference Values for High Efficiency Cogeneration

On 2 December, Trinomics and the consultancy Ricardo presented the final results and recommendations of the study on reference values for high efficiency cogeneration commissioned by DG ENER. The reference values for heat and electricity production from biomass (categories S4 and S5) remained unchanged in comparison with the current ones. Higher efficiency rates were proposed to the solid fossil fuels category. The presentation is not yet available. For more information, please contact Michal Dlugosz.

Energy Council Meeting

The Energy Council met on 2 December to present progress reports on the RED and EED dossiers. Ministers discussed the revisions and many Member States called for greater flexibility and for more autonomy to be given to national governments in meeting the ambitious climate goals. Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania mentioned specifically bioenergy as an important source of renewable energy in their energy mix stressing that the use of a reliable and domestic renewable fuel should not be hindered. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.  

WG Pellet Meeting

On November 24, the WG Pellet meeting took place. It was held partly on-sight in Brussels and partly online. The presentation is available here. For more information, please contact Gilles Gauthier.