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The Official Showcase for Nordic Sustainable Energy Strongholds - Bioenergy
The IEA Bioenergy 2009 Annual Report includes a special feature article 'Bioenergy – a Sustainable and Reliable Energy Source: A review of status and prospects'. This is the Executive Summary of the strategic paper prepared by IEA Bioenergy. The Annual Report also includes a report from the Executive Committee and a detailed progress report on each of the Tasks. Also included is key information such as Task participation, Contracting Parties, budget tables and substantial contact information plus lists of reports and papers produced by the Implementing Agreement. Please Note: This file contains hyperlinks for easy access to Task information, Appendices and websites.
On 15 December 2009 lEA RETD and lEA Bioenergy presented the key findings from a joint project on ‘Better Use of Biomass for Energy’ during the RETD side event at the COP15 in Copenhagen. The project identified opportunities for bioenergy to achieve better greenhouse gas reduction, and for climate policies to achieve better bioenergy development. - ‘Good’ biomass for energy could diversify energy supply at reasonable cost, improve trade balances, and provide rural income and employment. Bioenergy could help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuels. - Biomass for energy could be ‘Bad’ if no safeguards are placed against GHG emissions and biodiversity loss from land use change, food insecurity, overuse of water, and mismanagement of soils. - ‘Better’ biomass for energy is needed to increase sustainable energy in all countries, taking into account costs and efficiency. These issues are addressed in the position paper which was produced by the Implementing Agreements on ‘Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD)’ and ‘Bioenergy’, which form part of a programme of international energy technology collaboration undertaken under the auspices of the International Energy Agency. Details on the findings, recommendations and brief case studies are given in a background document prepared for lEA RETD and lEA Bioenergy by a research team consisting of CE Delft, Oeko-Institut, AidEnvironment and CIEP. This will be available early in 2010.
IEA Bioenergy is an organisation set up in 1978 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) with the aim of improving cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment.