Bioenergy growth prompts regulation call

With bioenergy accounting for half of global renewable energy consumption, stricter regulation should be applied to limit growth to forms that reduce greenhouse emissions

With bioenergy accounting for half of global renewable energy consumption, stricter regulation should be applied to limit growth to only those technologies that reduce greenhouse emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report published on Monday.

Policymakers should also seek to discourage growth in forms of bioenergy that entail unacceptable environmental and social effects, the Paris-based agency said in ‘Renewables 2018’, the latest edition of its annual market overview.

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