100% renewable
energy with a lot of bioenergy

That's our vision!

Optimal incentives towards a renewable energy market

Our vision is a 100% renewable energy system, where the different renewable energy sources interact. Bioenergy will play a central role and we want to increase the use of bioenergy in an economically and environmentally optimal way.

The potential to increase the production of biomass fuels, from agriculture, forestry and waste management for use in all sectors of society is enormous, in Sweden, in Europe and globally.

How can this be achieved?

Development is at its best when the State limits its role to stimulating the avoidance of materials, products and energy use that damage public health or the environment. This is achieved by using general fiscal measures such as taxation and (legislative) penalties. It is the role of individuals, organizations, and companies to find and develop competitive solutions, materials, and technologies that address the need for food, energy, and products without negative environmental consequences.

It is our firm conviction that bioenergy will prove to be a winner with general and technology neutral steering instruments.

It can be tax neutral, as reducing other taxes will complement carbon tax implementation. It is a smart move to a more sustainable lifestyle and investment for the future. Therefore, the carbon taxes are an indispensable tool for rapid transition to a climate compatible energy system using less fossil fuel and more renewables.

  • Easy to apply
    All countries already have some kind of energy taxation and it is administratively easy to introduce the carbon tax in all countries at a low level.
  • Easy to calculate
    The tax is easy to calculate based on the carbon content of the fuel and the importers or big energy producers can easily estimate and pay the tax.
  • Tax neutral
    Carbon tax must not lead to higher taxation in general. The Carbon tax can be raised at the same time as other tax is reduced.
  • Economic
    The Carbon tax will make it more profitable to use fossil fuels efficiently, switch to renewable energy sources or to abstain from using fossil energy altogether. For countries with large fossil fuel imports, the carbon tax can stimulate the internal economy and improve terms of trade.
  • Efficient
    The purpose of carbon taxation is not to punish people for their life style or technical equipment today, but to help them make the right choices and investments for the future.

Download our paper: Carbon tax – key instrument for energy transition! (pdf, 2/12-2015)

Our mission


  • September 17, 2020
  • Consultations

Svebio’s Reply to the Public Consultation on Inception Impact Assessment

Revision of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.

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  • September 3, 2020
  • Consultations

Comments to Annex IX 2nd feedstock consultation

Svebio, the Swedish Bioenergy Association, does not support the general approach in the regulation in RED with double-counting and definition of “advanced biofuels” as fuels based on certain feedstocks.

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  • July 1, 2019
  • Consultations

Comments on state aid regulation

The purpose of the regulation (EU 651/2014) “declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108” and the guidelines on state aid for environmental protection and energy…

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  • May 20, 2019
  • Consultations

Consultation on prolonging state aid rules, with specific reference to the Guidelines for environmental protection and energy

Svebio represents 250 companies active in the whole bioenergy supply chain in Sweden. Among our members are some 60 companies working with biofuels for transport: producers and users of biofuels as well as producers of…

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  • June 3, 2016
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European Commission Public Consultation “A sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020”

Early 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on “A sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020”.

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