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Public consultation

Preparation of a report on additional sustainability measures at EU level for solid and gaseous biomass used in electricity, heating and cooling

On-line questionnaire

Consultation period

From  01/02/2011  to  29/03/2011

Policy field(s)

Energy, Solid and gaseous biomass, Heanting and Cooling, Electricity, Sustainability criteria

Target group(s)

Public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry/companies and their associations, citizens, consumer organisations, environmental organisations

Objective of the consultation

This consultation concerns sustainability criteria for energy uses of biomass other than biofuels and bioliquids. Following its Report on sustainability requirements for the use of solid and gaseous biomass sources in electricity, heating and cooling in February 2010 (COM(2010)11), the Commission is currently analysing the need for additional measures at EU level. This questionnaire seeks views on whether the EU should take further action to ensure that biomass used for energy purposes is sustainable, in particular in light of the developments in the bio-energy sector (supply, production, policy and regulatory framework) and considering the impacts of the developments of national / regional solid / gasesous biomass sustainability schemes.

In the process of preparing the new report, the Commission is seeking the views of stakeholders and other interested parties on the need for additional measures at European level, so as to ensure solid and gaseous biomass sustainability when used for energy purposes.

How to submit your contribution

Information on on-line questionnaires

You are invited to reply to this public consultation by answering the on-line questionnaire.

Please, submit your response to this public consultation by 29 March 2011 at the latest.

Responses will be published on the web in full. In case you do not agree with this publication please inform us using the Contact Information below.

Contact details

Responsible service : ENER.DDG1.C.1


Postal address :

European Commission
DG Energy - ENER.DDG1.C.1
'Regulatory policy & Promotion of renewable energy'
Rue De Mot 24-26
B-1049 Bruxelles

Number of responses received to this consultation