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|Title:||Achieving Effective Biomass Strategies: Linking Regional and National Biomass Action Plans|
|Authors:||KAUTTO Niina; PECK Philip|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 17th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, ISBN: 978-88-89407-57-3 p. 2465-2473|
|Publisher:||ETA Renewable Energies and WIP Renewable Energies|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The new Directive on renewable energy requires that each EU Member State considerably increase its use of renewable energy in order to reach the EU share of 20% by 2020. Bioenergy will play a key role in this. However, there is a strong need for a coordination and integration of biomass policies, and extra measures are required at all levels to mobilise new biomass resources. Member States are obliged to submit national renewable energy action plans (NREAPs). Guidelines for this include requirements for the provision of detailed information on biomass. This paper provides an overview of the biomass action planning at national and regional levels in the EU and examines five national action plans (BAPs) and four regional BAPs in search for common features, differing factors and linkages between the two levels. It concludes that structures of the plans are similar at both levels; however the national level generally addresses parameters such as resource assessment and environmental impacts better. The regional plans seem to give more attention to the process of preparation. While the NREAP template guides biomass planning, there is still room for specific BAPs. Biomass action plans, both at the national and regional level, can play an essential role in facilitating the challenging task of biomass policy coordination and strengthening the efforts to reach renewable energy targets|
|JRC Directorate:||Energy, Transport and Climate|
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