Advisory board says the Netherlands should stop using biomass for heat, electricity
July 21, 2020
By Ellen Cools
The Socio-Economic Council (SER), an independent advisory board of the Dutch government made up of entrepreneurs, employees and independent experts, says the Netherlands should phase out using biomass for electricity and heat.
A report issued by the council on July 8 says sustainably produced biomass is too scarce to continue using it for heating and electricity, but biological materials are necessary for other sectors, Euroactiv reports.
The council also calls for subsidies intended for biomass combustion plants to be phased out.
According to Euroactiv, the Dutch government will use the advice from the council to form its “sustainability framework” for bio-resources, which is supposed to be presented after the summer.
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