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Title: Wood Biomass Sustainability under the Renewable Energy Directive
Authors: GORDEEVA, Yelena 
Issue Date: 2014
Source: 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.
Keywords: climate change Law; wood biomass; renewable energy directive; EU forest law and policy; sustainability criteria; sustainable forest management
Document 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
Rights: © 2014 The authors This is an open source, peer-reviewed publication. The non-commercial reproduction and distribution of any part of this book are allowed provided that the authors are acknowledged.
Category: B2
Type: Book Section
Appears in Collections:Research publications

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