Canadian Biomass Magazine

EU court dismisses case against forest biomass

May 12, 2020
By Ellen Cools

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed a 2019 case against forest biomass brought forward by environmental and wildlife campaigners in Estonia, France, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia and the U.S.

The complaint asked the ECJ to declare void provisions of the 2018 renewable directive allowing forest biomass energy to count towards the EU’s 2030 renewable goal, Argus Media reports.

The case was dismissed on the basis that the complainants did not demonstrate that the 2018 directive is of “individual concern” to them.

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