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A new sustainable bioenergy policy

The European Commission has announced that it will propose a new and improved bioenergy sustainability policy for the use of biomass in heating, electricity and transport as part of its Climate and Energy Package for 2030.

This report explains why EU bioenergy policy needs safeguards which check that bioenergy is truly low carbon, resource efficient and avoids negative consequences on biodiversity, soil, water, land use and people. It includes proposals for how to regulate bioenergy production and use in the EU’s renewable energy policy framework 2020 – 2030.