Bioenergy Europe’s 2023 Landscape Statistical Report highlights the crucial role of bioenergy in the EU’s renewable landscape. While renewables show resilience, imported fossil fuels remain a concern, posing risks to energy security. Biomass leads as a sustainable alternative, with 10.2% of EU energy consumption. The report advocates for bioenergy in reaching the revised 42.5% renewable energy target for 2030.
Energy has gained newfound importance in European policy as the EU has sought to ease market pressure, avoid disruptions in supply, and reform the entire energy system. In past years, the EU has dramatically increased the deployment of renewable sources and improved energy efficiency, but even more will need to do be done to realize its ambitious climate targets while also ensuring affordable, reliable, and accessible energy for households and enhancing the competitiveness of its industry. The only way to achieve these diverse objectives is to support investments in clean technologies including bioenergy from solid biomass.
Source: Bioenergy Europe