Planned EU sustainability criteria for biomass have been killed off due to internal opposition within the European Commission, according to sources.
A draft directive that emerged last summer did not make it through inter-service consultation among commission departments. The proposal aimed to established requirements for minimum greenhouse gas savings.
The DG Energy may try to resurrect its proposal by issuing some sort of non-binding guidance. But the plan for binding criteria is almost certainly on ice unless the new commission decides to take it up a year from now.
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