On 13 September Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivered her annual State of the European union Speech (SOTEU). During the speech she reaffirmed her compromise with the Green Deal but did not single out bioenergy at any point. You can read or watch her speech in full here.
Following a debate on 12 September, the European Parliament voted to adopt the Trilogue agreement on the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII) by a vote of 470 votes in favour, 120 against and 40 abstentions. Now that the Parliament has adopted a position at the first reading, the legislation moves to the Council for approval. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.