If European Union targets are met, by the year 2020, 20 per cent of the EU’s energy consumption will come from renewable sources. In an attempt to achieve this target, the EU is investing heavily in new sources of energy, including bioenergy. This briefing note examines where public funding for the bioenergy sector is coming from, where it is going, and what the effects of this investment might be on the environment.
Snake oil or climate cure - The effect of public funding on European bioenergy
8 December 2017