European Commitments on COP21 will not be reached without bioenergy
According to the latest European Biomass Association’s (AEBIOM) Statistical Report, today bioenergy contributes to 61% of the total share of renewables.
Biomass is on the way to become the first European energy source, surpassing coal and has the potential to deliver more. Often overlooked, the heating and cooling sector accounts for half of the EU-28’s energy consumption and is dominated by fossil fuels (82%). Installing new pellet-fueled stoves in homes, efficient woodchip boilers in schools, hotels and shops could dramatically improve EU-28 energy independency. According to Gustav Melin, AEBIOM president;
“Bioenergy is on the verge of becoming the first indigenous fuel in Europe, a great opportunity for more energy independence, growth and jobs.”