2 April 2012

Biomass ‘insanity’ may threaten EU carbon targets

Serious barrier to CO2 reduction

The EU’s emissions reduction target for 2020 could be facing an unlikely but grave obstacle, according to a growing number of scientists, EU officials and NGOs: the contribution of biomass to the EU’s renewable energy objectives for 2020.

On 29 March, a call was launched at the European Parliament for Brussels to reconsider its carbon accounting rules for biomass emissions, and EurActiv has learned that the issue is provoking widespread alarm in policy-making circles.

… Full Text: http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biomass-insanity-may-threaten-eu-carbon-targets-news-511891?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=f69ca670b5-newsletter_energy&utm_medium=email

Tags: 2020 targets, biomass CO2 emissions, renewable energy

Source: EurActiv, 2012-04-02.


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