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115 Civil Society Groups Call for Bioenergy to Be Excluded from the RED post-2020

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by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, 115 civil society organizations and networks from across the globe have published a declaration calling for bioenergy to be excluded from the next EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The declaration is being submitted to a consultation into the renewal of the directive for 2020 onwards.

The EU intends industrial bioenergy, i.e. biofuels and wood-based biomass, to continue playing a major part in its new renewable energy strategy. Campaigners say this will exacerbate the grave impacts already being experienced because of current support for biofuels and wood-based bioenergy in the EU.  Bioenergy already accounts for around two-thirds of energy classed as renewable in the EU.

The central premise of the declaration is that bioenergy should not be classed and supported as renewable energy, contrary to current EU definitions. READ MORE

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