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New loopholes for biomass in Commission energy efficiency proposals

By Sini Eräjää, EU bioenergy policy officer at BirdLife Europe & Central Asia While the Commission has emphasized its commitment to “efficiency first” in our energy transition, a closer look at its legal proposals have revealed that it’s more a case of “unsustainability first”. “Efficiency first” was one of the mottos of the European Commission’s Clean […]

Open NGO letter on FAO’s International Day of Forests 2017

To FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva and to Assistant Director-General Castro Salazar Original PDF letter with signatory logos The FAO and the Collaborative Partnership on Forests have chosen to use the International Day of Forests 2017 to promote the use of wood for energy, calling forests “nature’s power house”. As the key messages of the […]

Dear Minister, you need to fix EU’s bioenergy policy!

By Sini Eräjää, EU bioenergy policy officer at BirdLife Europe & Central Asia On Monday 27 February European Energy Ministers gather for the first time in Brussels to discuss and exchange views on the Clean Energy Package proposal of the Commission, which includes various proposals on how to make an energy transition in Europe happen. Policies […]

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