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17/11 – side event WG: Competitiveness


Please note that this working groups is primarily for Bioenergy Europe members. Not a member but interested? Contact Michal Dlugosz to see how you can attend as an observer at no extra cost.

Created in 2012, following the Commission’s proposal on the Energy Taxation Directive (2003/96/EC) revision, this working group provides the platform that enables our members to thrive within a supportive business environment.  Providing formulating and disseminating topics on Bioenergy Europe’s common positions on EU competitiveness related legislation.

Key topics include: EU Recovery package, Green recovery, Guidelines on State aid for Environmental protection and Energy  adequate carbon pricing, international competitiveness of bioenergy sector

This working group will focus on specific initiatives which will not be covered during the main event. It will provide participants with an insight into the main factors that are shaping the competitiveness of bioenergy within the EU and its wider policy context. 

It focuses on different policies and instruments which determine the competitiveness of bioenergy within the EU. Equally, the systemic issues like adequate carbon pricing and other sector specific regulations.

Due to the unprecedented economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown that followed – decisive actions are now required at EU level. The ‘Recovery Plan for Europe’ envisages a number of initiatives which will support economic rebound. During this WG, key instruments will be examined with the aim to provide Bioenergy Europe Members with the necessary information to take advantage from different programs.