Understanding Europe's leading renewable energy source
In his list of 5 key priorities for the European Union, former European Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his willingness to make the EU the world’s #1 player in renewable energy. Bioenergy must have a leading role if we Europe is to achieve this goal. In 2017, the consumption of bioenergy reached 119.301 kilotonnes of oil equivalent, more than double than in 2000 and equivalent to the annual coal consumption in the industrial, residential and service sectors ...combined. Beside this unique role in the future European energy mix, biomass also offers considerable advantages when it comes to the EU’s energy security, affordability and sustainability priorities.