45 days of clean energy: bioenergy hits record high in Europe
Another year goes by and bioenergy is still steadily growing in terms of energy consumption in Europe. It is estimated that as of 17 November, bioenergy can cover all the energy needs of the 28 EU Members States until the end of 2019.That is, 45 days, an increase of two extra days compared to 2018 and 4 more than 2017.
The symbolic date of 17 November is hence celebrated as the ‘European Bioenergy Day’ and we are thrilled to announce the launch of the third edition of the European Bioenergy Day Campaign. To celebrate this achievement, the campaign is putting forward success stories of people, projects and companies contributing to a decarbonised Europe.
Whilst the above trend confirms how bioenergy play a central role in the decarbonization of Europe, the recent gloomy numbers have highlighted once more how Europe is still excessively dependent on fossil-fuels and subsidies are still heading the wrong direction. Spreading the projection for Europe’s energy demand in 2019 across the calendar year makes it clear: Bioenergy Europe calculates that Europe still relies on fossil and nuclear energy for an astonishing 291 days in 2019 (January 1st to October 18th).
For more figures, data and infographics visit the campaign’s website.