How can solid biomass contribute to the EU's renewable energy targets 2020, 2030 and what are the GHG drivers and safeguards in energy- and forestry sectors?

Richard Sikkema, Svetlana Proskurina*, Manjola Banja, Esa Vakkilainen

*Corresponding author for this work

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The authors regret the following inconsistencies. Introduction section (page 759): ⁃ “did gradually include forests” instead of “did not include agriculture and forests"⁃ “forests and other land use (changes) are officially recognized within the EU” instead of “forests are officially recognized"⁃ the phrase “(i.e. CP3 from 2021 to 2030)” is not applicable and can be deleted.Section 4.1.2 Non ETS sector (page 765) ⁃ so an increase of around 425 PJ in between 2020 and 2030 in the EU, excluding the UK and Ireland. With the inclusion of the non-ETS part of the Irish National Climate and Energy Plan, the EU demand for solid biomass is expected to increase by about 430 PJ in 2020–2030. The increase of Irish demand for power production (ETS part) is negligible in that period.Section 5.2 sustainable sourcing (page 766) “Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)” instead of “Program European Forest Certification (PEFC)”. References (page 772) Reference [71] should be Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Verification protocol for sustainable solid biomass for energy applications. Commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, January 2020. Available from: https://english.rvo.nl/sites/default/files/2020/03/Verification%20protocol%20for%20Sustainable%20Solid%20Biomass%20for%20Energy%20Applications.pdf (Accessed 1 May 2020). Reference [91] (Navigant 2020) included an inappropriate weblink. The appropriate link for the background documents of the 5th renewable energy progress report (COM 952 final) is: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/topics/energy-strategy/energy-union/fifth-report-state-energy-union_en. The authors would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRenewable Energy
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Apr 2021

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