The second call for large-scale projects is open until 3 March 2022. The budget of the call is EUR 1,5bn. Its aim is to finance breakthrough technologies for renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage. For more information, please contact Michal Dlugosz.
ITRE is the leading committee in the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and will present a draft report on 9 February, which will be tabled in the committee meeting on 3 March and will be voted on in mid-March. As the associated committee, ENVI will consider the draft opinion of the revision on 2 February and have its committee vote in mid-July. For more information, please contact Giulia Cancian.
The European Commission published a draft implementing act which introduces an annual derogation granting ‘zero emission factor’ for all combusted biomass (regardless of its sustainability status) within the EU ETS. Bioenergy Europe supports this initiative which is underlined in the response to the public consultation. For more information, please contact Michal Dlugosz.
The first meeting of the newly established Carbon Dioxide Removal Task Force will be held on 8 February, 14.30-15.30. The meeting will focus on the choice of priorities for the work on the task force in coming months. If you wish to attend the meeting or want to receive more information, please contact the task force coordinator Michal Dlugosz.