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Title: Wood Biomass Sustainability under the Renewable Energy Directive
Authors: GORDEEVA, Yelena
Editors: Squintani, Lorenzo
Reese, Moritz
Vanheusden, Bernard
Vedder, H.B. Hans
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Squintani, L.; Vedder, H.; Reese, M.; Vanheusden, B. (Ed.). SUSTAINABLE ENERGY UNITED IN DIVERSITY – CHALLENGES AND APPROACHES IN ENERGY TRANSITION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION, p. 47-61
Series/Report: European Environmental Law Forum Book Series
Series/Report no.: 1
Abstract: The article studies the role of wood biomass as a source of renewable energy in the EU and the potential sustainability risks associated with the rapid growth in the use of wood stimulated by the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). Secondly the article discusses the RED's sustainability criteria and their applicability to wood biomass. Thirdly, the article analyzes the current legal framework for forest management that is referred to by the European Commission as "enough to provide assurances for sustainable production of biomass". Finally the article argues that - under the current regulatory approach environmental risks exist, which are associated with the increased use of wood biomass - and calls for further investigation and advancement of the current legal framework in order to ensure wood biomass sustainability.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18007
Link to publication: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1vjmdnc5df5ht1p/First%20EELF%20Book%20-%20Sustainable%20Energy%20United%20in%20Diversity.pdf?dl=0
ISBN: 9789036775694
Category: B2
Type: Book Section
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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