(Michael Le Page, NewScientist, 2 December 2016)
“The EU gets 65 per cent of its renewable energy from biofuels – mainly wood – but it is failing to ensure this bioenergy comes from sustainable sources, and results in less emissions than burning fossil fuels.”
(Jan Rosenow & Edith Bayer, EnergyPost, 15 December 2016)
The European Commission’s recently released Clean Energy Package, has a 2030 target of 30% energy savings. An important policy instrument to deliver these are Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) schemes.
(Leonid Bershidsky, BloombergView, 02 December 2016)
“This is not about top-line goals like cutting greenhouse gases or increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix. The energy transition can only go so far with a top-down approach.”
(Sophie Yeo, CarbonBrief, 1 December 2016)
“Referred to as the EU’s ‘winter package’ the new rules will partly determine how successfully the EU meets its 2030 climate objectives, as well as setting out a common energy system for the EU’s 28 member states, known as the Energy Union.”