On March 27 the European Commission published its first Renewable Energy Progress Report under the Renewable Energy Directive, showing that the EU as a whole is on its trajectory towards the 2020 RED targets. However, with regard to EU biofuels and bioliquids sustainability criteria, the commission said implementation of the biofuel scheme is too slow.
Under the RED, the European Commission is required to publish a Renewable Energy Progress Report every two years. The report aims to assess the progress made by member states in promoting and using renewable energy. The report also describes the overall renewable energy policy developments in each member state and their compliance with requirements of the RED and National Renewable Energy Action Plans. In addition, it addresses the sustainability of biofuels and bioliquids consumed in the European Union along with the impacts resulting from consumption.
Tags: investment, transportation, non-food feedstock, greenhouse gas, energy consumption
Source: Biomassmagazine, 2013-03-27.