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Climate the loser as the European Parliament fails to ensure wood is burnt sustainably

(Brussels) – 17 January 2018. The European Parliament today failed to help the climate by reversing the European Union’s (EU) disastrous bioenergy policy. 

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted on the new Renewable Energy Directive for the period 2021-2030, which includes a sustainability policy for bioenergy. The previous Renewable Energy Directive has, since 2009, encouraged Member States to burn wood for renewable energy, making it the biggest form of renewable energy today.

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