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Record number 428981
Title Safeguarding the sustainability of bioenergy in Europe. The implementation and impact of the EC Renewable Energy Directive and Fuel Quality Directive
Author(s) Rau, M.L.; Smeets, E.M.W.; Georgiev, E.S.; Leeuwen, M.G.A. van
Source The Hague : LEI, onderdeel van Wageningen UR (Report / LEI Wageningen UR : Research area International policy ) - ISBN 9789086155958 - 115
Department(s) LEI INT BELEID - Internationale Handel & Markten
LEI MARKT & K - Ketenprestaties
LEI INT BELEID - Landbouwbeleid
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) bio-energie - biobrandstoffen - biobased economy - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - duurzaamheidscriteria - duurzaamheidsindicatoren - europese unie - energiebeleid - beleid - duurzame energie - certificering - economische modellen - bioenergy - biofuels - sustainability - sustainability criteria - sustainability indicators - european union - energy policy - policy - sustainable energy - certification - economic models
Categories Bioenergy
Abstract In this study, the sustainability criteria in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) are investigated and reviewed. First, an overview is given of the current and future use of bioenergy, and bioenergy policies in the EU are discussed. Next, it is discussed how the RED-FQD sustainability criteria are operationalised into practically indicators, including a critical evaluation of the scientific robustness, completeness and accuracy of the approaches and indicators used in the RED-FQD. Finally, various options are formulated and a discussion is presented on how the sustainability of biofuels can be investigated using economic models such as the global computable general equilibrium model MAGNET (Modular Applied GeNeral Equilibrium Tool). Such an analysis is needed to ascertain the impact of biofuel policies and will help to provide useful insights and advice for policy-makers.
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