The European Parliament has scheduled a debate for 12 September on the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII) with a vote expected afterwards during the same Plenary sitting. The Parliament will be voting on the agreement reached in the trilogues and no additional changes are expected. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.
New Rules have been published in the Official Journal by the European Commission establishing a methodology for determining the share of biofuels and biogas for transport which are produced from biomass which are processed in a common process with fossil fuels.
On 10 August, the UK Government published its Biomass Strategy 2023, which sets out the role sustainable biomass can play in reaching net zero, what the government is doing to enable that objective, and where further action is needed. Among others, the Strategy reaffirms the UK Government’s support and commitment to BECCS as a critical component for reaching net zero.
The EU Bioenergy Days launched on 1 August, but we are still open for contributions to the upcoming Member States! This year, we are collecting success stories under the theme “Getting rid of fossil fuels” to feature the diverse use of bioenergy at an individual, residential, local, or national level. We need you to share stories on the significance of our sector for energy security and independence from fossil fuels. Please send your success story (text around 500 words + pictures; optional: video material, factsheets, etc.) to Clara Puig De Torres-Solanot.