EU plans sweeping bioenergy review by end 2020

Euractiv | May 19, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  • The European Commission intends to push a “transformative approach” to all forms of bioenergy – including biofuels and woody biomass – as part of a biodiversity strategy due to be unveiled on Wednesday (20 May).
  • Bioenergy is currently considered as a carbon-neutral renewable energy source under EU law.
  • The EU’s biodiversity strategy won’t translate into hard legislation until 2021, when the Commission revises key EU laws, such as the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, and the Regulation on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).