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Bioenergy sector reacts to European Commission adopting Biodiversity Strategy

Bioenergy sector reacts to European Commission adopting Biodiversity Strategy

The biogas sector has ramped up lobbying, the biomass sector regrets the use of “jargon” in the document and the bioethanol sector said it was “misleading”

Climate official reveals EU could back CCS projects

Climate official reveals EU could back CCS projects

CCS projects are under way at the UK’s majority biomass-fired Drax plant and at various levels in Scandinavia with an EfW plant in Norway the most advanced

Coronavirus: Ireland should shift to bioenergy to boost economic recovery – IrBEA

Coronavirus: Ireland should shift to bioenergy to boost economic recovery – IrBEA

Trade body urges increased support for biogas, biomass-to-energy and biofuels as country has “failed” to meet renewable power and heat targets

Leaked EU forest protections spark opposition from industry

Leaked EU forest protections spark opposition from industry

Bioenergy Europe among trade bodies arguing strict protection was a “high-risk solution” for the forestry sector

Danish EfW sector plans to be CO2 neutral by 2030

Danish EfW sector plans to be CO2 neutral by 2030

Plans focus on capturing CO2 from EfW plants, boosting efficiencies and increased recycling of plastics

Court dismisses ‘ill-informed’ case against biomass-to-energy

Court dismisses ‘ill-informed’ case against biomass-to-energy

European Court of Justice declined to hear the case against RED II’s support of bioenergy, but campaigners have said they are considering an appeal

Cement sector on road to ‘carbon neutrality’ by 2050

Cement sector on road to ‘carbon neutrality’ by 2050

Call for increased policy support for processing waste and biomass as well as CCS

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Bioenergy ‘indispensable’ for 100% renewable power across the EU

Bioenergy ‘indispensable’ for 100% renewable power across the EU

Bioelectricity will grow by 30% in the coming decade, reaching 17.4Mtoe in 2030 across the EU27, according to a new report

Union brands Northern Ireland RHI increases ‘inadequate’

Union brands Northern Ireland RHI increases ‘inadequate’

UFU says it is “bewildered and frustrated” by proposed increases in subsidies for renewable heat

Coronavirus: EA relaxes rules on hazardous, clinical and EfW waste

Coronavirus: EA relaxes rules on hazardous, clinical and EfW waste

UK: Further regulatory position statements include provision to store IBA on sites not currently permitted to do so in response to the coronavirus outbreak

EWB Insight report: April 2020

EWB Insight report: April 2020

This month: Facilities moved forward for Wheelabrator, several other UK-based EfW plants progressed, while policy and business remains severely affected by the global coronavirus outbreak

GHG reductions from green gas highlighted - EBA

GHG reductions from green gas highlighted - EBA

Biomethane and biogas sector has the potential to reduce worldwide emissions by 10-13%

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