EU Renewable Energy Directive 2008
As a result of the growing evidence on the potential impacts of large scale bioenergy development and the concern voiced by numerous stakeholders, the Directive establishes minimum sustainability criteria for bioenergy production and consumption and makes the 10% dependent on sustainably available supply. As a result of WWF’s consistent lobbying in Brussels and in several Member States the Directive evolved in many areas and to a degree addresses almost all of the issues of concern raised by WWF.
However the final outcome is a mix of good and bad outcomes and much work is still needed. Read more in the attached summary.