Media Partnership - Seeing the wood for the trees: Implications of RED III on renewable energy development & EU energy security
Seeing the wood for the trees: Possible implications of RED III on renewable energy development & EU energy security
Biomass is Europe’s largest source of renewable energy, currently accounting for almost 60% of our renewable energy mix and 11.5% of the EU’s final energy consumption. Sustainably sourced primary or woody biomass accounts for almost half of all biomass consumed in the EU, making it an essential feedstock for Europe’s energy security.
The European Parliament and European Commission have proposed to increase Europe’s renewable energy targets to 45% by 2030, meaning that the EU must approximately double its renewable energy output in less than 10 years. RePowerEU also seeks to move away from Russian-sourced energy, with an immediate focus on Europe building out domestic, renewable supply.
The revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED III) therefore comes at a critical time for the energy sector, with supply chains impacted by the fall-out of the war in Ukraine, and with consumers across Europe suffering from the economic implications of a contracting supply.
Just one week before RED III goes to a Plenary vote in Parliament, this Hybrid Conference, hosted by the World Bioenergy Association, supported by Bioenergy Europe and with EURACTIV as Media Partner, will look at the text of RED III, and the amendments proposed by the European Parliament. The event will hear views from the forestry, policymaking, academic and analyst communities on the potential impacts RED III could have on the EU biomass- and hence renewable energy markets.
ORGANISED BY: World Bioenergy Association
SUPPORTED BY: Bioenergy Europe
MEDIA PARTNER: EURACTIV
Brussels Network Office - International Press Centre
1 Bd Charlemagne // 2nd floor
Simone Schmiedtbauer MEP, Member AGRI Committee, European Parliament
Fanny-Pomme Langue, Secretary General, Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF)
John Bingham, Special Advisor, Hawkins Wright
Michael Obersteiner, Director of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Luc Pelkmans, Technical Coordinator, IEA Bioenergy
Christian Rakos, President, World Bioenergy Association
Jean Marc Jossart, Secretary General, Bioenergy Europe
Mariam Zaidi, Journalist, EURACTIV
12:00 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 12:35 Welcome
12:35 - 13:15 Panelist opening statements
13:15 - 13:55 Moderated panel discussion
13:55 - 14:00 Closing statement
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