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Mandatory Standards for Solid Biomass for Energy Increasingly Unlikely

AUTHOR: Carolina Valsecchi

IEEP Analysis Briefing: Energy

The renewable energy Directive requires the Commission to publish a report on the potential introduction of sustainability standards for biomass. During discussions with DG TREN officials (which is the lead Commission Directorate on this dossier), IEEP has gathered that it is now unlikely that mandatory or binding sustainability standards will be pursued. A consultation is currently ongoing between the Commission services on this issue and a decision is expected by mid-December with the adoption of the report by the College of Commissioners.

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