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September 15, 2022
EU Parliament recognizes primary woody biomass as a renewable energy source
The European Parliament voted on14 September to recognize primary woody biomass as a renewable energy source. This is consistent with its prior classification under both the first Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and RED II. Primary woody biomass is an essential renewable energy source for meeting the ambition sought by the EU Parliament to increase renewable energy to 45 percent by 2030, and for achieving the EU’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Markus Pieper, Member of Parliament leading on RED III, said: “One thing is clear: wood-based biomass is a ...
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