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Agrifood 19-06-2020

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Energy 21-03-2017

Bioenergy policy being driven by ‘alternative facts’

Today is the International Day of Forests: 1.6 billion people rely on them for their livelihoods; they are home to more than 80% of the terrestrial life; and they’re a crucial bulwark against climate change, writes Linde Zuidema.
Energy 09-02-2017

Almost 90% of new energy in Europe came from renewable sources in 2016

Renewable energy made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent’s rapid shift away from fossil fuels. Euractiv's media partner The Guardian reports.
Competition 19-12-2016

Festive EU gives approval to member state projects

The European Commission was in a giving mood just in time for Christmas today (19 December) as it greenlit a number of member state projects.

Transport 18-11-2016

Airline flies first commercial jet powered by forest biomass

Alaska Airline passengers have taken to the skies in a "world-first" commercial flight running on sustainable alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals from the Pacific Northwest. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.
Energy 19-10-2016

The EU’s dangerous biomass delusion

Bioenergy advocates claim that Europe’s forests are well managed and don’t contribute to global warming. Yet, biomass production in Europe is projected to rely more and more on materials that have a high risk of increasing greenhouse gas emissions, writes Linde Zuidema.
Energy 16-08-2016

How Nordic countries can inspire the EU’s bioenergy policy

The experience of sustainable forestry management in Sweden and the other Nordic countries could serve as an inspiration for the EU when it draws up sustainability criteria for biomass, write Pernilla Winnhed, Carina Håkansson and Gustav Melin.

Europe scores own-goal on bio-based chemistry

In its efforts to encourage displacement of fossil fuels by renewable energy, the EU intervened to promote bio-fuels, but ended up discriminating against production of a wider range of bio-based chemical feedstocks in Europe, writes Marco Mensink.
Transport 04-05-2016

Green transport target will be scrapped post-2020, EU confirms

EU laws requiring member states to use “at least 10%” renewable energy in transport will be scrapped after 2020, the European Commission confirmed, hoping to set aside a protracted controversy surrounding the environmental damage caused by biofuels.
Energy 12-04-2016

Julian Popov: The future of gas in Europe is uncertain

Gas demand in Europe will most likely continue to decline. This is the reason why the competition for additional gas import infrastructure is so fierce and politicised - there is simply no need for more, Julian Popov told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.
Agrifood 10-03-2016

Czech farmers take the slow lane to renewable energies

Turning to eco-friendly farming practices under the EU’s new Rural Development Programme may be challenging for the Czech Republic, where renewable energies have a bad reputation. EURACTIV.cz reports.
Energy 15-02-2016

Bioenergy is the weakest link in EU renewable energy policy

As the Commission closes it public consultation on the future of the EU’s renewable energy policies, their success greatly depends on the questionable sustainability of bioenergy, writes Sini Eräjää.
Climate change 27-01-2016

Assessing co-benefits could accelerate action on climate change

Despite the encouraging and historic climate agreement at COP 21 in Paris, politicians all over the world argue that quick climate action is too costly. But if they redid the calculation and included co-benefits they would take action now. And they should, argues Christian Friis Bach.
Energy 05-01-2016

EU probes UK aid to convert huge coal power plant to biomass

The EU launched an investigation on Tuesday (5 January) into whether British government aid to convert the giant Drax power station from coal to more environmentally-friendly biomass breaches the bloc's state aid rules.
Central Europe 23-11-2015

Europe’s sustainable biomass potential is substantial

Sufficient sustainable biomass can be produced within European borders to drive major bioeconomy development and all that is needed is recognition of this latent potential and enabling public policies, writes Zoltán Szabó.
Agrifood 17-11-2015

To build a bio-economy, Europe needs to cut bioenergy

Europe urgently needs to rethink its bioenergy policies to account for their true impact on the climate, biodiversity and food scarcity, writes Bas Eickhout.
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Agrifood 22-05-2015

Biomass will play a critical role in Europe’s energy future

Biomass is the only renewable, affordable energy source available on-demand. European countries need to make sure it is sourced sustainably, writes Philip Lowe.
Energy 19-03-2015

Biomass’ ‘zero’ ETS rating burns us all

We have no idea if the biomass burned actually reduces CO2 emissions, which raises questions about the energy source's zero rating in the EU's Emissions Trading System, writes Carlos Calvo Ambel.

Commission investigates UK state aid for biomass plant

A European Commission investigation into whether British plans to use public money to convert a coal power plant into a wood-burning facility broke EU competition law, was opened Thursday (19 February).
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France champions bioethanol industry in Europe

The French bioethanol industry is leading the campaign to raise the proportion of biofuel in Europe’s transport fuel mix to 15%, while the European Commission continues to hold the sector on a short leash. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 14-10-2014

Seizing the opportunity of a new agricultural economy

Europe should be pushing for the rapid expansion of its network of biorefineries, to produce European food, fuel and feed, as well as a range of other high-value products that replace fossil fuels, writes Robert Wright.

Biofuels debate continues, despite EU agreement

The debate over biofuels risks dragging on, despite EU energy ministers reaching an agreement on the controversial crop-based fuels last week.

Council rubber stamps private-public partnerships in biomass, air, energy, electronics, medicine

The European Council Tuesday (5 May), approved the roll out of a series of public private partnerships worth up to €22 billion over the next seven years.

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