On Wednesday 26 May, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and DG Energy of the European Commission will discuss a series of reports focusing on heating and cooling. The studies of JRC support the implementation of the Renewable Energy (RED II) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and address issues like efficient district heating, accounting renewable heating and cooling, and heating and cooling measures in the NECPs. Bioenergy Europe has been invited to speak on behalf of the sector and make sure it is properly reflected in the final documents. For more information, please contact Irene di Padua.
The European Commission is at the very early stage of the work on the Negative Emissions Certification System. DG CLIMA will work on
Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, addressed the objectives of the forthcoming Energy Taxation Directive revision. He explicitly mentioned that
The European Commission has published the final version of the Delegated act on Taxonomy Regulation and annexes on Climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation. As anticipated in the leaked version, bioenergy is no longer considered a transitional activity. Rather, an activity contributing substantially to climate change mitigation making it eligible to be part of sustainable investments.
The REPLACE EU-funded project on climate friendly heating and cooling has published 2 new reports: ‘Best Practise Examples of (R)HC Replacements in the Target Regions’ showing 38 best practice examples from real life system replacements, and ‘Statistical Inventories of the Heating Systems Market and Development Scenarios in the Target Regions’, dealing with the replacement potential in the ten project regions from Western over Central to Southeastern Europe.