ITRE Draft Report on REDIII

The ITRE committee is expected to release a draft report on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive written by Markus Pieper (EPP, DE). In discussing the report MEP Pieper has said that forest management “cannot be defined uniformly throughout Europe,” and that his “report therefore, deletes the proposal for a delegated act to implement the cascading principle.” For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.

REDIII AGRI Amendments

The AGRI committee published the second part of amendments tabled on the revision of the REDIII. Several MEPs advocated for a fairer framework to ensure bioenergy operators are aligned with the transition. A more detailed analysis and planned next steps will be shared soon. For more information, please contact Irene di Padua.

REDIII Second Revision

The second revision of the Renewable Energy Directive has now been released to the Council. This document shows where current negotiations in the Council are on REDIII and more changes are expected. Preliminary observations of the current document include modifications to the GHG savings criteria, exemption threshold, no-go areas, and the cascading use of biomass, all of which are moving in the right direction. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.

Revision of EU ETS by ITRE

The ITRE committee published its amendments to the draft opinion for the Emissions Trading System. A number of them refer to the alteration of a threshold to exclude installations with 95% of emissions from sustainable biomass from the EU ETS (130, 131, 132, 133). The ENVI committee presented its draft report last week. Bioenergy Europe has, in cooperation with Euroheat & Power, forwarded this week a proposition of amendments to key MEPs proposing to increase the exclusion threshold for biomass. For more information, please contact Michal Dlugosz.