EU Bioenergy (Biomass and Biofuels)
In our strive to save emissions and to avoid climate change from happening, bioenergy is proposed as one of the solutions. Bioenergy is composed of two words: “bio” - deriving from biological materials, such as wood, agricultural crops or organic waste. And “energy” which means it can be used in electricity, heating and cooling but also in transport.
Bioenergy can become unsustainable when it causes large impacts on land and people, or is not saving carbon emissions. BirdLife believes however that bioenergy can be part of the solution to tackle climate change as a part of the renewable energy mix if it is made in such a way that it actually saves emissions and is not harming people or the environment.
EU Member States position biofuels: infographic shows who is naughty and who is nice
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