EU-wide sustainability criteria for biomass could increase consumer protection
A number of European organizations have promoted the harmonized, binding sustainability criteria for biomass on the EU-level.
This follows the "Programme of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union", where it is says that the commission is expected to publish a possible directive defining sustainability criteria for biomass (including electricity, heating and cooling). An initial report outlining the progress of the criteria is expected in June 2013 according to the programme of the Irish Presidency.
RECS International is supportive of all harmonized, binding sustainability criteria being implemented at the EU-level. This has the opportunity to ease the confusion among consumers and make the purchase of EU sustainable biomass an easier choice for consumers to make.
To view a press release on this subject from AEBIOM and Eurelectric click here
To view the, "Programme of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union" click here
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