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  • Consultation on preparation of a sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020

    EU Member States have agreed on a new policy framework for climate and energy, including EU‐wide targets for the period between 2020 and 2030.

    The Commission is reviewing the sustainability of all bioenergy sources and final uses for the period after 2020. Identified sustainability risks under examination include lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy production and use; impacts on the carbon stock of forests and other ecosystems; impacts on biodiversity, soil and water, and emissions to the air; indirect land use change impacts; as well as impacts on the competition for the use of biomass between different sectors (energy, industrial uses, food).

    This is T&E’s response to the public consultation.