Bioenergy Europe and the European Pellet Council are delighted to announce the release of the second installment of the #Switch4Air podcast series, focusing on carbon pricing.
Domestic heating, across Italy as in other European countries, is a significant source of particulate which, nationally, represents 54% of PM10 emissions (Ispra 2020), thereby ranking as the primary source
We are pleased to announce the launch of the #Switch4Air podcast series hosted by Bioenergy Europe in collaboration with the European Pellet Council. During the winter season, we will welcome industry experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for bioenergy in the heating sector.
The Renovation Wave is a key initiative launched by the European Commission in the context of the European Green Deal and the Recovery Package. Providing the potential for economic recovery, alongside the much-needed improvement of energy efficiency, the initiative will play an important role in Europe’s energy transition. Bioenergy is the leading solution driving the renewable sector and supporting the decarbonisation of heat production in Europe.
A central initiative within the European Green Deal and Green Recovery Package, the Renovation Wave will play a key role in driving both Europe’s economic recovery and energy transition. On 5th November 2020, Bioenergy Europe invites policy and industry stakeholders to come together and discuss the potential challenges and opportunities that this initiative presents.
Buildings are responsible for about 40% of the EU’s energy consumption, with the largest share (80%) from the residential sector (heating, cooling and domestic hot water). Two thirds of this energy is still produced from fossil fuels, making European building on of the largest GHG emissions contributor (36%).
The Switch4Air campaign is powered by Bioenergy Europe in collaboration with the European Pellet Council and relayed across Europe by both national and international partners. It supports the belief that bioenergy is central in propelling the heating sector towards carbon neutrality and ensuring better air quality for Europe.
The Renovation Wave sets high expectations. Considering buildings’ energy consumption, this initiative provides the perfect framework to address the upscaling of renewables in buildings, with a specific focus on heating and cooling. Bioenergy represents the main source of renewable heat and must be scaled up in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.