Environmental groups call to remove wood-based biomass from EU Renewable Energy Directive

By Bioenergy Insight. 

More than 110 environmental groups across the globe have signed a declaration demanding that bioenergy be excluded from the EU's next Renewable Energy Directive (RED).

The EU is considering renewal of the RED for 2020 onwards in a consultation which ended yesterday (10 February). A decision is expected by the end of the year.

The RED will determine Europe's path forward on meeting its carbon emissions reductions targets following the Paris agreement signed December 2015.